Scar Revision in Marylebone, London

Scar Revision

Reduce the appearance of unsightly scars at BK Aesthetics

Scar Revision

Treatment overview

Scars can arise from a number of causes, including injury, surgery, acne, and infection. Some scars heal neatly, while others can be disfiguring and undermine self-confidence.

Mr Khoda has an enviable track record in improving the appearance of scarring. The process of scar revision begins with consultation – book in to see Mr Khoda and he will assess the scars you wish to minimise, offering you recommendations about medical treatment options and your suitability for surgical revision. Careful planning with meticulous scar revision technique allows Mr Khoda to improve the results of previous surgeries, whether the scar was poorly placed or has migrated over time.

To find out more information about Scar Revision in Marylebone, London, or to book a consultation please contact us via our contact form.

If you suffer from scarring that is unsightly, itchy, or painful, scar revision could be an effective remedy. Many women come to us to correct caesarean section scars, for which Mr Khoda achieves a consistent outcome and high patient satisfaction rates. If you have an overhanging flap of skin above a caesarean section scar, sometimes known as a pouch, then revising the scar will also involve removing the excess skin.

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    Procedure time:
    1 hour

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    Length of stay:

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    1 week

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    General or local

Plastic Surgeon Marylebone | Cosmetic Surgery London | Dr Ben Khoda Surgery
Plastic Surgeon Marylebone | Cosmetic Surgery London | Dr Ben Khoda Surgery
Scar Revision

Your consultation

Our in-depth consultations allow us to understand your aesthetic goals, while discussing any risks associated with surgery.

  • Initial 30-minute zoom consultation, including discussion of medical history
  • A detailed discussion of available treatment options
  • The patient is involved in the decision-making process
  • A clinic letter and treatment information are sent, along with terms and conditions and a quote
  • Once patients feel they want to move forward, a face-to-face consultation is held
  • A detailed examination is carried out in the presence of a chaperone
  • Before and after photos are shown, questions asked and answered
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Scar Revision


Initially the scar is likely to look discreet and neat, but after around 2 weeks it will become red and lumpy, which is a normal part of the healing process. Over 18-24 months, the revised scars will soften, becoming flatter and paler.

Your scar line will be protected by brown, showerproof micropore tape for the first 14 days after surgery. After showering, dry the tape with a hairdryer on a warm or medium setting to ensure it stays in place.

Once the tape has been removed, massage the healing scar with a moisturising cream (E45 is too viscous, but a simple vitamin E cream will suffice). Make this part of your daily routine and continue in it for 6-12 months for optimal results. Massage hastens the natural healing process and encourages scars to soften, flatten, and become paler.

Absolutely! If new scars are exposed to the sun they can become pigmented or retain permanent redness. Covering scars with clothing or sun protection factors (SPF50) protects the healing scar and helps deliver an optimal outcome. This needs to be undertaken diligently for about a year.

Hypertrophic scars are reddened, lumpy scars that continue to grow after the wound itself has healed. Hypertrophic scars are more likely if there has been a delay in the healing process, as can occur due to infection, or when the healing wound has been inadvertently reopened and left to heal without intervention. Hypertrophic scars occur most frequently on certain parts of the body such as the chest and shoulders.

Much like hypertrophic scars, keloid scars are enlarged, ridged, or lumpy scars that continue to develop long after the original wound has healed. Unlike hypertrophic scars, keloids can continue to grow beyond the surgical area or site of injury, becoming sizeable in some patients.

Although keloid scars can occur in anyone, they are most common in people of Afro-Caribbean or Far Eastern origin.

Hypertrophic and keloid scars can be difficult to treat. Mr Khoda will assess your scars to ascertain whether or not surgical removal of the scar and re-stitching of the wound might be effective. If the cause of the abnormal scar is infection delaying the healing process, this can be a successful approach as long as infection is avoided after the second surgery.

Other remedies for hypertrophic and keloid scars include:

  • Silicone gel, applied as a liquid or sticky sheet to the scar.
  • Steroid injections, placed directly into the scar. These need to be repeated every 6-8 weeks.
  • Radiotherapy for specific keloid scars.

The success rates of the different treatments is variable, and depends on a variety of factors, including the cause of the scar in the first place. Mr Khoda will advise you on the best treatment option for your individual needs, including a combination of approaches.

All surgeries can lead to complications, but Mr Khoda works in a safe and consistent manner to minimise any risks. He uses the non-touch technique, avoiding skin contact with any part of the wound or any substance or surface that will come into contact with the wound, such as the inner surface of dressings. The most common complications with surgery are bleeding, haematomas, infection, numbness, alteration in nipple sensation, and the need to return to theatre for further procedures. Surgery also presents a risk of deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.

Scar Revision

Price at consultation

Interest free finance available

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Scar Revision

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