Repairing an existing scar improves its appearance and restores function to the area of your face or body, but perhaps even more importantly, it restores your self-confidence and does wonders for your psyche. Dr. Elliott H. Rose, the world-renowned plastic and reconstructive surgeon on Manhattan’s Upper East Side in New York City, corrects disfigurements that were caused by injuries, wounds, or previous surgeries so you can look and feel whole again.
If living with a scar is preventing you from enjoying social situations by keeping you in emotional distress, scar revision surgery can change your life.
For many people, a facial scar that’s visible to others is a daily reminder of a traumatic accident or event in their past. When you see that scar every single day, it may be emotionally challenging to get through a day without remembering that painful situation. Scar revision surgery can help you heal emotionally.
Once Dr. Rose corrects the disfigurement so your face appears as closely as possible to how it once looked, it can help you put the accident or event behind you for good. Instead of waking up to an unattractive or distorted facial scar, scar revision surgery lets you wake up to a face you recognize and are happy to show to the world.
Your scar may prevent you from moving your face, or another part of your body, naturally, or it might hinder your full range of motion. Scar revision surgery can change that. As a skilled plastic surgeon, Dr. Rose understands the nuances of how your muscles and skin should function.
When he repairs your scar, he considers both function and aesthetics, so after the revision procedure, you can expect to have restored movement and more correct form. This can make a big difference in your life, helping you feel less self-conscious about your facial movements or the function of an arm or leg.
If having a traumatic facial scar has become your defining characteristic, it’s time to change that. Maybe you feel like “the girl with the huge scar across her face” instead of “the generous girl with beautiful, red hair.”
Or, you’re “the guy with the scar over his eyebrow” instead of “the attractive guy with a great smile and a unique sense of humor.”
Scars have a way of overshadowing your best personality traits and physical features so you think of yourself — and perhaps others do as well — as the person with the scar. After scar revision surgery, all that changes. See yourself for who you truly are, inside and out, and let others see that, too.
People of all ages with aesthetically unattractive scars want others to perceive them as normal, but that’s not always the case. Feeling different, especially if your scar occurred as a child or in your younger years, can lead to poor self-esteem and distress in social situations with your peers. Sometimes, others may perceive your scar as a personal problem.
Feeling self-conscious about how other people perceive your scar often leads to feelings of anxiety, depression, embarrassment, sadness, and fear. Your scar may prevent you from participating in activities you enjoy because you’re afraid how people will react when they meet you for the first time.
When Dr. Rose masterfully reduces the visibility of your scar, you begin to heal emotionally and physically. In fact, after scar revision surgery, many people report a boost in self-esteem. They feel more comfortable in their improved skin. Happiness and self-confidence replace your anxiety and fear and make a significant difference in the quality of your life.
Take the first step toward making a positive change in your life by leaving your physical and emotional scars in the past. Dr. Rose and the compassionate team of medical professionals at The Aesthetic Surgery Center invite you to call the office or book a consultation online.