Medical informations

Medical informations

As result of every surgical operation there are one or more scars. Cicatrization is a very complex biological phenomenon, consisting of different phases. Maturation is the last one and it lasts months, sometimes years. It’s obvious that the patient has to wait the time needed for scar stabilization, in order to see the final appearance of it. The surgeon will use all the proper techniques to obtain a thin scarf, on the same level of the surrounding skin.

Nevertheless, there are some elements that can modify the normal process of cicatrization, as vascular and nerves anomalies, lack of proteins, use of antineoplastics drugs, diabetics microangiopathy or smoke of cigarettes. Moreover, there are some pathologic form of cicatrization, due to a personal proneness, that can lead to a hypertrophic scarf or worst to a cheloid scar. These kind of cicatrizations are more frequent in some areas of the body such as sternal and delthoid region, scapular region, umbilical and pubic region.

However, it is always possible to improve an anaesthetic scar by using a medical or surgical therapy. It is important to consider that every surgical procedure, even the easiest and modest operation, also performed on a patient in good general conditions, can have always an unforeseeable result, and can lead to the onset of unpredictable kind of general complications.

By statistics we can assert that for people in general good conditions, whose medical examination don’t show disturbs that can increase the risk rate, the possibility of serious or very serious complications is only theoretical.

Finally, photographs are very important as an essential diagnostic element. They are taken before and after the operation, and are attached to the personal file of the patient as part of the clinic documents. Using pre-operation photographs the surgeon can discuss the operation with the patient, and all the photographs can eventually be used as scientific material, but only on the guarantee of anonymity.