A great deal of our effort as plastic surgeons is spent in treating and improving scars and there is often a lot to offer patients in this regard.

Fresh scars in the first 4-6 weeks are often active, red, and firm to touch.  It can take 6-12 months before scars fully flatten and become a fine white line (“scar maturation”). This does depend to a large extent on your individual genetic and biochemical makeup but the simple instructions given in this section should help with obtaining the best possible outcome.

Please don’t hesitate to ask for help, advice or clarification regarding any areas where you would like more information.