Plastic & Cosmetic Surgery in Santa Monica

Scar Revision

While scars can come from many different causes, they have one thing in common: people want them gone. Whether you have a scar from a surgery or injury, you’ll be pleased to know that Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian is a scar revision expert. No matter the type of scar, his precise revision techniques can drastically reduce its appearance. With a record of excellence and his caring approach, Dr. Karamanoukian provides among the best scar revision available.

Types of Scars

When you come to Dr. Karamanoukian, the first points of examination are the size, type and location of your scar. From there, he can recommend a treatment plan to help you find relief from your scar(s). In some cases, scar revision is done with noninvasive injections or topical treatment. Other scars may require minimally invasive surgery for the best result. No matter the case, Dr. Karamanoukian’s care and attention has earned him a reputation for delivering compassionate, effective scar removal in Santa Monica.

Types of scars include:

Surface irregularities are minor scars, often resulting from superficial cuts or other surface conditions. These scars are minimally visible and do not impair function of any kind. The most common causes of surface irregularities are minor injuries, surgical incisions and acne.

Hypertrophic scars consist of thick, raised scar tissue that develops directly at the site of the wound. They may be raised, red and uncomfortable and may become larger over time. They may appear hyperpigmented (darker than surrounding skin), or hypopigmented (a lighter color).

Keloid scars are usually the largest type of scar. They extend beyond the original wound and sometimes grow to an unmanageable size. They may feel painful or itchy. While keloids can occur anywhere on the body, they most commonly occur where there is little fatty tissue.

Contracture scars inhibit the ability to move because they cause underlying tissue to pull together and shrink. They occur after a large amount of tissue loss, usually after a severe burn. It’s important that contracture scars are treated as soon as possible to restore movement.

If you have one of the above scars, you may be a candidate for scar revision. Please call our office with any questions or to set an appointment.

Scar Removal

Tummy Tuck Scar Revision

While tummy tucks can effectively give patients smoother and more slender contours, they unfortunately can also leave obvious, unsightly scars when performed incorrectly. For patients in need of tummy tuck revision following a botched procedure, Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian performs high-quality tummy tuck scar revision to his patients in his Santa Monica office. For many years, he has focused on revision procedures for his patients, helping them to get the results they deserved the first time around. If you’ve received a tummy tuck and were left with an unattractive, obvious scar, the expertise and experience of Dr. Karamanoukian may be exactly what you’re looking for.

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Scar Revision Treatment

In the quest to help his patients find relief from scars, Dr. Karamanoukian is fluent in many forms of scar revision treatment. As a board-certified plastic surgeon in Santa Monica, he can perform both minimally invasive procedures as well as advanced surgical procedures for larger scars. No matter the situation, you have come to the right place for scar revision.

In order to give you the best results possible, Dr. Karamanoukian will use a procedure from one of the following categories:

Topical Treatment

Dr. Karamanoukian has a total understanding of how skin heals, allowing him to prescribe a skin treatment regimen to help your scar fade.

Minimally Invasive

For certain cases, Dr. Karamanoukian can use minimally invasive surgical techniques to provide scar relief with minimal downtime.

Advanced Revision

For more severe scars, Dr. Karamanoukian uses advanced, precise techniques to re-close the wound and minimize scar visibility.

Scar Revision

Expert Los Angeles Scar Revision Surgeon

Meet Dr. Karamanoukian

For Los Angeles patients considering scar revision, there are few surgeons more qualified than Dr. Raffy Karamanoukian. He is double board certified in both cosmetic surgery and vein surgery. This means that when it comes to minimizing scar visibility, Dr. Karamanoukian can uphold every surgical standard to keep you looking and feeling your very best. First and foremost, this extends to the safety aspect of your procedure. Second, it extends to the cosmetic excellence of your scar revision, ensuring that your results fulfill everything agreed upon. Dr. Karamanoukian delivers high quality results in scar removal and plastic surgery in Los Angeles.

Each scar revision takes place in a surgical suite that is fully accredited by the Accreditation Association for Ambulatory Health Care (AAAHC). Whether your particular procedure requires general anesthesia or simply conscious sedation, Dr. Karamanoukian uses a hand-picked, board-certified anesthesiologist to look after this aspect of your scar revision. In this way, he delivers safe and effective scar removal.