Scars & keloids


Welcome to York Plastic Surgery, one of Yorkshire's leading clinics providing cosmetic, plastic surgery for for scars & keloids, labia correction (labiaplasty), liposuction, (liposculpture), body contouring, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), belt lipectomy, arm lift (brachioplasty), thigh lift, and surgery and for the removal of moles and skin lesions.

All our cosmetic surgery is performed by Consultant Plastic Surgeon Chris Dunkin who has more than 10 years experience delivering high quality, high value, clinical solutions to women and men of all ages.

All your care is provided by Mr Dunkin and his team at The Nuffield Health York Hospital, York's premier private hospital. So you can rest assured you will receive the best quality of care and a level of service that is second to none.

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What are scars and keloids?

Whenever you cut your skin, after injury or surgery, the result is a scar*. Most wounds heal well and leave a neat, fine-line scar. Unfortunately some scars do not settle quite as well. Factors that affect the quality of a scar include your genes and general health, the type of wound and where it is on your body and how it was treated.

*Research done by Chris Dunkin working with the charity Restore at Oxford University and Stoke Mandeville Hospital showed that injury to greater than a third of the depth of the skin results in a visible scar (Dunkin CSJ. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2007;119(6):1722-32).

Facial scars

Facial scars can settle beautifully, particularly if hidden by a Plastic Surgeon in your 'smile lines'. However they can be a problem if they end up elsewhere.

Scars on the face can be improved with scar revision or other techniques such as dermabrasion or microneedling. These can normally be done as a straight forward procedure with you awake (local anaesthetic) as a day case.

Abdominal (tummy) scars

Women often come to see us to discuss problems with caesarian section scars. These can stick down and or pucker, causing the skin above to hang down over the scar. Our patients don't like this, particularly when it is visible through their clothing.

Some abdominal scars can be improved with scar revision. Sometimes the lower abdomen can be improved with mini-abdominoplasty or abdominoplasty. We will discuss this with you if it is the best solution.

Tummy button improvement
"Outy" or "inny", your tummy button (umbilicus) is the only scar you have from birth. Some people don't like the size or shape of their tummy button and this can be improved with a small procedure.

Hypertrophic scars

Occasionally after surgery or injury, scars become hypertrophic. If your scar is red, raised, lumpy, itchy and tender then this may be the problem. The good news is that this normally settles down on its own. Scar massage can help. Moisturising cream is good for this. Bio-oil may be better. If your scar fails to settle then there are other things we can do to help, such as silicone therapy and steroids.

Keloid scars

Keloid scars are even less common and tend to be seen in people or scars that are prone to this problem. There is no cure for keloid scars but there are lots of things we can do to help.

Paying for treatment

We offer Consultant delivered state-of-the-art cosmetic surgery procedures at The Nuffield Health Hospital in York and paying for your treatment couldn't be simpler.

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What do I do now?

Our clinic is based at The Nuffield Health York Hospital.

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