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Cheshire cosmetic surgery scars

Scars can appear differently, depending on their cause. Typically, a scar will be lighter in tone to the surrounding skin, also being softer in texture. Scarring can result from a variety of causes, including: accidents, injuries and cancer. In general, a scar will form following injury to the skin, when it becomes cut or torn. This can be accidental, or from having had surgery.

The individual appearance of a scar will depend on the severity of the injury, as well as how much tissue was removed or destroyed. This can also determine its particular size, shape and colour. With fair skin, most scars will begin red or purple in colour, before fading to become much paler in tone. For those with darker skin, scars will often look grey.

Scars may also be caused by inflammation of tissue, such as with acne when the marks left on the skin look flat or pitted, and may also be accompanied by discolouration of the skin.


There are different types of scarring which may differ depending on the way the skin became damaged. Contracted scars where skin stretches and tears are commonly caused by burns. This type of scarring may also go deeper, affecting muscles and nerves.

Hypertrophic scars are raised, red scars that are often formed from too much collagen being sent to the damaged site. These scars will often continue to grow outside of their boundary. Keloid scars are similar to hypertrophic scars but do not go beyond the boundary of the injury. If you’ve had severe acne, you’re likely to develop acne scarring, ranging from deep pits to scars that are angular or wavelike in appearance. When scars form after surgery, they’re likely to be fine line scars that are straighter and neater in appearance.


Treatment for a scar will depend on the type of scarring. In some cases an aesthetic treatment such as dermal fillers can be used to help smooth the appearance of the skin. This method is often effective on acne scarring, but will only provide a temporary solution. At Chester Cosmetic Surgery we can perform both aesthetic treatments as well as surgical procedures for the revision of scars. Surgically, scars may be reopened to encourage improved regrowth of scar tissue, thus improving the overall size and shape.


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About Anca Breahna – Consultant Plastic Surgeon at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery

Ms Anca Breahna, PhD, MSc, FEBOPRAS, FRCS (Plast) is a highly regarded Consultant Plastic Surgeon specialising in the field of Aesthetic and Reconstructive Plastic Surgery.

Anca performs a wide range of Hand Surgery & Skin Surgery and Aesthetic Breast, Body and Face Surgery,

Anca Breahna - Female Plastic Surgeon in Chester UK

As one of the very few female Plastic Surgeons in the region, she is able to offer that unique female perspective, with empathy, attention to detail and personalised care. It is Anca’s true dedication and commitment to her field, that sets her aside from her peers. Her extensive surgical training means that you are in safe hands. She is renowned for providing exceptional care, support and helping achieve realistic goals for her patients.

Anca Breahna’s surgical training has mainly been undertaken within the United Kingdom. She began a rigorous training programme in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery in 1999, after achieving her medical degree from the University of Bucharest. Miss Breahna attained her PhD degree at the same university in 2007 for her medical research. She then relocated to the UK and has worked Internationally to further extend her qualifications and training.

The team at Cheshire Cosmetic Surgery looks forward to meeting you and will treat you with respect, consideration, and empathy.

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