Scar Removal

If you have excessive scarring from prior surgery or trauma, you may benefit from scar correction surgery. While it's not possible to remove a scar completely, surgery can frequently minimize the appearance or negative functional impact of a thick, tight scar.

If surgery is not beneficial for your particular type of scar, your physician may refer you to a dermatologist rather than a plastic surgeon for adjunct treatment such as cortisone injections or laser treatment.

Treatment of keloid scars (abnormal scar growth) or scars causing major functional problems (such as loss of joint motion, areas of skin breakdown, or severe strictures) are covered by the Medical Services Plan. In the absence of keloid scarring or major functional limitations, scar treatment is considered cosmetic and patients have to pay privately for it.

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To learn more about how you may benefit from scar removal or to schedule a consultation with one of our board-certified plastic surgeons, please contact our Surrey office today.

A Message from PSG

As COVID-19 spreads across the country, our patients’ and our staffs’ health and welfare are our primary concern. To reduce the risk of spreading the virus we are implementing changes to reduce person to person contact. We may only be able to see urgent consults and follow ups. This applies to our offices as well as our clinics at the hospital. If appropriate, our staff may contact you to arrange a telephone appointment. As our senior population are at greatest risk, we will endeavour to reduce their exposure by deferring in person appointments unless absolutely necessary. Regrettably, there is a high likelihood your upcoming procedure or surgery may be deferred. If so, we will make every effort to rebook you as soon as the COVID-19 crisis resolves. We are closely following the guidance of the Ministry of Health and the Fraser Health Authority. We appreciate your patience and understanding.

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