One of the most common worries on patients’ minds when it comes to plastic surgery is that their procedure may leave a scar. No patient wants a scar, but they are often a consequence of many surgical procedures. In this article, we are going to discuss whether various plastic surgery procedures leave scars, and what you can do to minimize them.

Minimally Invasive Procedures vs. Open Procedures

Nearly all surgical procedures require the surgeon to make incisions into the patient’s body. While these incisions are necessary, they have the unfortunate downside of leaving scars. That being said, there are several ways to hide or minimize scarring from plastic surgery procedures.

Many plastic surgery procedures can be performed in one of two ways – open or minimally invasive. Each type has its own benefits. Open procedures typically allow the surgeon to have more precision during the procedure, but minimally invasive surgery offers less risk, less scarring, and a faster recovery.

The type of procedure that’s right for you will depend on your situation. Every patient is different and it’s important to approach each patient with that in mind and tailor a treatment strategy to fit his or her individual needs. Your plastic surgeon will be able to make recommendations for you based on your situation and medical history.

Aesthetic & Cosmetic Treatments

At Riverview Facial Plastic & Total Body Aesthetic, we pride ourselves on our ability to help our patients reach their cosmetic goals. Dr. Daniel Schneider is a board-certified plastic surgeon with years of experience performing a wide array of cosmetic procedures – from injectables to rhinoplasties. Contact us today to set up your appointment with Dr. Schneider and the rest of the team at Riverview. We are located in St. Paul, but work with patients throughout the Twin Cities and surrounding suburbs.