Scar revision surgery drastically minimizes the visual appearance of a facial laceration scar. A facial laceration is a cut or tear in the soft tissue of your face or neck. Neck and facial scarring is often the result of severe acne, trauma, injury, or surgery like skin cancer resection. Scarring may also occur as a result of previous plastic surgery procedures such as facelift, rhinoplasty, necklift, or eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty). Scars that occur as a result of injury or surgery often visibly remain after the wound has healed. Poor healing may result in unsightly and disfiguring scars. Even wounds that heal well often leave a noticeable trace.
Facial scarring may cause significant functional problems for patients when located closely to the lips, eyelids, ears, or nose. Repairing this damage requires a Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon with expertise like Dr. Sanjay Keni who will evaluate the damage of the facial laceration, its severity, and work with you to recommend the best course of action.
Who is a Candidate for Scar Revision Surgery?
Healthy men, women, and children seeking to minimize a small or large scar on their face and / or neck may be excellent candidates for scar revision surgery. Younger patients may be candidates based on various factors, including medical history and emotional maturity. During a consultation, Dr. Keni will work with you to help determine the best course of action that will deliver the most appealing results.
What is the Recovery like from Scar Revision Surgery?
Scar revision may be performed under local or general anesthesia, depending on the patient’s preference and severity of the case. Dr. Keni only practices the most state-of-the-art techniques and a variety of treatment modalities to resolve any function or cosmetic impairment. Results may be almost invisible in appearance. More complicated deformities may require a series of separate treatments.
Scar revision surgery of the face and neck is accomplished in an outpatient setting. Most patients return home after only a few hours. Mild redness and discomfort are common for 1-2 weeks following surgery, depending on the severity of the case. Healing will continue over time as the new scar heals and fades in appearance. Additional skin care treatments, such as laser skin resurfacing or chemical peels may help improve cosmetic results. Dr. Sanjay Keni will discuss options with you and answer any questions about scar revision during your consultation.
Scar revision surgery of the face and neck is an art. Those patients considering scar revision surgery should carefully evaluate their surgeon’s credentials and training. Dr. Sanjay Keni is double Board certified in both Head and Neck Surgery (Otolaryngology) and Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Dr. Keni is one of a few Chicago Plastic Surgeons with the expertise to offer patients the best cosmetic result while protecting proper function and movement of their face and neck.
“Dr. Keni used sound conservative treatment after a thorough exam. I would highly recommend him for exceptional treatment.”
“Very satisfied with overall visit, would definitely recommend to others.”
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“Dr. Keni spent the time to listen to me and did a thorough exam. He explained the results of my tests and discussed with me what would be the next steps of my treatment in words that I was clearly able to understand.”
“My experience was very professional very helpful in understanding exactly what my condition was and how to treat it.”
“As I was leaving the office I made it a point to let the receptionist know how happy I was with my experience there and how comfortable everyone made me feel. It was a relief to finally work with such an efficient team of specialists.”
“Dr. Sanjay Keni was absolutely awesome….I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of his services. He was very knowledgeable and articulate…almost can’t wait to see him at my follow up appointment in 10 days.”
“Excellent experience. I was impressed with the Doctor’s thorough examination, apparent knowledge and professional, friendly demeanor.”
“He is very personable, listens and asks [a lot] of questions to detail the problem. Did a complete exam. Made it clear to contact him or office if any further problems. Liked him and will continue to see him in the future.”
“Dr. Keni is truly a professional . He clarified my problem and is treating it accordingly. His bedside manner is comforting.”
“I really felt comfortable with Dr. Keni. He was able to address and alleviate my concerns. The office is easily located, parking is plentiful, front office staff awesome. I look forward to the follow-up appt.”
“Very thorough, [you’re] in good hands, excellent Doctor.”
“Great doctor addressed all my concerns and provided right direction.”
“I am very pleased with my eye surgery. Dr. Keni was very caring and realistic helping me to make the best decision for my face. I am grateful.”
“In addition to providing exceptional care, Dr. Keni is kind and gentle. Highly recommend him.”
“I was very happy.”
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“I was totally impressed with Dr. Keni’s professional attitude – friendly but concerned about my condition. His examination was gentle but thorough and I was at ease. I am already recommending him to my friends!”
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“My wife and I both enjoyed our visit with Dr. Keni. A true down to earth professional that takes a little extra time to answer questions. Excellent, Excellent!”
“Dr. Keni is very professional and very thorough in his examination and treatment. I feel confident in his care.”
“I have nothing but good things to say about the doctor and office staff.”
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“Highly satisfied, office staff friendly and efficient. Dr. Keni was pleasant and friendly, reviewed my medical info and discussed [the] reason for my visit today. Dr. Keni explained all procedures performed, as well as… [the] consultation reviewed.”
“Demeanor: friendly and professional.”
“Very professional! I was impressed with his care and resolving my problem… The doctor really knows his stuff.”
“Excellent all around. Dr.Keni was professional, knowledgeable, and he saw me in a timely manner. I would highly recommend his services to family & friends.”
“Wonderful doctor. Takes his time to talk to a patient and fully address [my] problems … I would highly recommend Dr. Sanjay Keni to any and all of my friends if they inquired about who I see and where I go to.”
“I had a lifestyle lift done [at Keni Plastic Surgery] last Thursday and I can see the results. I had no idea to expect. I had radiation to my neck eight years ago and it really damaged that area. I could not stand to look at my neck. Dr. Keni told me he thought he could make improvements and I trusted him. Because radiation is so hard on the skin it makes it really difficult to fix. Other plastic surgeons said the procedure would not have worked out well. But, Dr. Keni had a great idea and GOOD LORD my neck is so pretty now. I could see it after the surgery and I am glad I had it done. For any women or men that have had to go through some sort of radiation in the neck area, all I can say is “WOW!” It is fixable.”
~ Marjoire T.
“Dr. Keni and his team are fantastic. I love bringing in my BFF’s for Botox Happy Hour!”
~ Vanessa H.
“I highly recommend Dr. Keni for anyone looking for facial plastic surgery. He is so responsive, caring, and is truly a brilliant surgeon. I rave about Dr. Keni and his team to everyone I know.”
~ Rebecca R.
“Dr. Keni was enthusiastic and attentive. He described my problem in terms I could understand and treated me respectfully.”
~ Maria C.