About Dr Cheong You Wei

MBBS (University of Malaya)
MS General Surgery (University of Malaya)
MS Plastic Surgery (Universiti Sains Malaysia)
Fellow in Craniofacial Surgery (Chang Gung, Taiwan)

Dr Cheong underwent basic medical training at University of Malaya. He completed formal training in General Surgery at University of Malaya Medical Centre, followed by formal training in Plastic Surgery at Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia and Kuala Lumpur General Hospital. He went on to Taiwan to complete the International Fellowship in Craniofacial Surgery at Chang Gung Memorial Hospital in Taipei. He was also a visitor to a number of renowned plastic aesthetic centres in Seoul, Korea. He is a registered plastic surgeon in the National Specialist Register and a member of the Malaysian Association of Plastic, Aesthetic and Craniofacial Surgery.

Email: info@drcheongyouwei.com

Scar Management

Skin wounds, either due to trauma, infection, burns or surgery, will form scars. Some wounds, if properly repaired, will form a fine scar with minimal aesthetic and functional problems. On the other hand, formation of some other scar is excessive and give rise to aesthetic and functional problems to the patients. Examples are formation of hypertrophic scars or keloids. Some patients are prone to formation of these excessive scar compared due to their skin type. 
While formation of scar occurs after injury to the skin, the size of the scar and its deleterious effects can be minimized. Proper surgical technique that reduces wound tension and with accurate wound edges approximation provides optimal wound healing environment and minimal scarring. Excessive scarring can also be prevented by regular massage of the scar and application of silicon sheet or scar gel. Hypertrophic scars or keloids that have already formed can usually be managed by injection of triamcinolone. Surgical interventional is available for other scars that cannot be effectively treated by methods mentioned earlier.