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Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of surgery and their development can be unpredictable as everyone heals differently. Scars may become raised, recessed or vary in texture and colour following healing. This can severely impact individuals psychologically, affecting their self-esteem and confidence.

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Summary of Scar Revision

Surgery Time
30mins – 1.5hrs depending on size and complexity
Maintenance
Sleeping Position: Varies depending on location of scar
Washing: Varies
Dressings & Garments: Varies depending on location of scar
Exercise inc. Gym
6 weeks
Time Off Work
10-14 days
Hospital Stay: Day case
Full Recovery
6-12 weeks
Reasonably Mobile: Same day
Anaesthetic
General or Local

Reason for Surgery

The goal is to minimise the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture, making it as inconspicuous as possible.

Benefits

Our specialist surgical team who have 25+ years of experience will always aim to hide scars in natural creases and folds within the skin and use techniques that assist in making the scar as inconspicuous as possible. The results can improve self-confidence and boost self-esteem, allowing you to feel more comfortable in day to day interactions.

Scar Revision Surgery FAQ’s

  • How much does it cost?

    The price of a scar revision will vary depending on the size and complexity of the scar revision required to achieve your individual goals. The cost will include all of your pre and post operative aftercare up to one year, as well as your time in hospital/Clinic. For an exact quotation please book a consultation with a member of our team.

  • What happens at the consultation?

    You will meet your surgeon and one of our nurses who will ask you about your goals and concerns. A full medical history and examination will be done, before agreeing a plan for you and discussing the surgery and recovery and risks in detail.

    You may be required to undergo medical investigations such as blood tests, ECG or other, as medically advised by your surgeon.

  • How do I prepare for my surgery?

    Once you have your consultations and your surgery is booked, you will have a pre-operative assessment with your nurse 2 weeks before surgery, during which any outstanding questions will be answered. Your preparation for surgery will be reviewed and information will be provided regarding medications, diet, and post operative care.

    You will not need to stop your hormone therapy.

    You must stop smoking a minimum of 2 weeks before your surgery and up to 12 weeks postoperatively.

  • What happens on the day of my surgery?

    If your scar revision requires a general anaesthetic, on the day of your surgery you will attend the hospital where your surgery is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and your anaesthetist before going to the theatre. The hospital team will complete the necessary pre-operative health checks.

    Following your surgery, you will be bed bound and closely monitored by the hospital medical team. They will assist you with anything you need. You will be tired and spend most of this time resting.  You will be provided with something to eat when you are alert and slowly mobilised with assistance.

    Once you are awake and mobile, you will be discharged from the hospital to your home. You must have a chaperone to bring you home and stay with you for a minimum of 24 hours.

    If your surgery requires local anaesthetic, on the day of your surgery you will attend one of our Clinics depending on the agreed location your procedure is taking place. You will be reassessed by your surgeon and a member of our nursing team, who will complete the necessary pre operative health checks.

    You will be able to go home immediately after your procedure if there are no concerns from our clinical team. Post operative advice will be provided. Our nurses will advise you pre operatively whether it is safe for you to drive home or whether you must take public transport/taxi or be accompanied by a chaperone.

  • What aftercare will be provided for me?

    LTC provides a premium aftercare service. You will be assessed 6 days, 6 weeks and 12 weeks post operatively to monitor your progress.

    LTC also has a nurse on call 24/7 in the event you have any emergencies at home following your procedure.. You will be seen immediately if medically required or appropriate advice will be provided.

  • What happens if there is a complication?

    In the event of a complication you will be medically assessed as soon as possible by your surgeon or a qualified member of our nursing team. In the unlikely event you need additional surgery this will be arranged for you by our team. Hospital and anaesthetist fees or treatment room fees may be charged, however there will be no surgical fee. Further information is outlined in our terms and conditions.

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5 5 Star Rating Written on October 26, 2018

London Transgender Clinic is just so nice and friendly. I felt completely safe and well looked after with Mary. I will continue under their care and would very much recommend them to anyone else who is looking for brilliant, sensitive and well delivered care for their transition.

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