Scar Revision/Therapies

Scarring is a concern for most patients who are having or have had a surgical procedure. The plastic surgeons at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery offer effective ways to improve the apperance of existing scars and advanced products that aid in the healing of incisions to minimize the resulting scars. Women and men trust our surgeons for optimal results from scar revision and scar therapy in Rochester, NY.


Among the scar products that are available today, embrace® has been rigorously tested and shown to be effective. This FDA-cleared adhesive silicone sheet that removes tension from the incision. During healing, tension is what causes scars to form. embrace is the first product to remove that tension so that scar formation is minimized.

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Dr. Vito Quatela Dr. Vito Quatela

Vito C. Quatela, M.D., FACS

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Compassionate and dedicated to personalized patient care, Dr. Quatela is a board-certified facial plastic surgeon recognized worldwide for his expertise in facial rejuvenation. He established the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery in Rochester, New York to provide excellence in aesthetic surgery.

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Dr. William J. Koenig Dr. William J. Koenig

William J. Koenig, M.D.

Specializes in Breast & Body Procedures

A board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Koenig's experience and gentle bedside manner help put patients at ease and build an uncommon level of trust. He meticulously customizes each procedure, and sculpts beautiful results that consistently exceed his patients' expectations.

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The embrace dressing is used beginning two weeks after your plastic or reconstructive surgery and will be replaced every week for a minimum of eight weeks. The application will be taught to you so that you can continue to change it weekly on your own.


Another scar treatment option is BIOCORNEUM, which is the first quick drying silicone gel scar treatment with SPF 30 cleared by the FDA. A topical scar management for both new and old scars, it dries quickly to form an invisible, flexible silicone sheet. In addition to aiding in scar management, it relieves itch and discomfort associated with healing, is water resistant, and patients can wear makeup over top of it. During use, it is reapplied twice daily. This works well for small incisions from facial procedures.

Dr. Heather Lee Dr. Heather Lee

Heather Lee, M.D.

Specializes in Facial Procedures

Fellowship trained in facial plastic and reconstructive surgery, Dr. Lee is dedicated to improving the lives of adults and children by using her surgical talents. She specializes in procedure of the face and head including facelift, functional and cosmetic nose surgery, blepharoplasty, and injectable treatments.

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Surgical Scar Removal

Sometimes, there is also the option to remove scars through surgery. In this case, scars must be at least a year old and will be surgically removed from the skin. A consultation appointment is necessary to evaluate the scar and decide if a surgical procedure will be beneficial for each specific situation.

Your Safety Is Our Priority

Our plastic surgeons review a variety of factors to ensure plastic surgery is a safe choice for you.

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For more information about how scar therapy and revision options can enhance your surgical result, call (585) 244-1000 to speak to a Patient Consultant. Women and men visit us from Syracuse, Buffalo, and throughout New York.

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Quatela Center
for Plastic Surgery

The Quatela Center's reputation as one of New York's finest cosmetic plastic surgery practices attracts patients to Rochester from throughout the state. Choose one of the locations below for driving directions to our practice.

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The Lindsay House

973 East Avenue
Rochester, NY 14607
Phone: (585) 244-1000

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