Scar Revision/Therapies


Dr. Koenig and Dr. Emese Kalnoki are pleased to announce a new product designed specifically to help reduce the appearance and aid in the healing of scars from surgical procedures. Among the scar products that are available today, embrace® has been rigorously tested and shown to be effective.

embrace advanced scar therapy, available in Rochester, NY at the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery, is an 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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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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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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The embrace dressing is used beginning two weeks after your 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.

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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Emese Kalnoki, M.D.

Specializes in Body Contouring & Breast Procedures

A talented artist and board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Kalnoki specializes in plastic surgery after weight loss or pregnancy and other body contouring procedures. As a woman, Dr. Kalnoki brings a unique perspective to the Quatela Center for Plastic Surgery.

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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.

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.

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

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