Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize a scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture. Scar revision surgery is meant to minimize the scar so that it is more consistent with your surrounding skin tone and texture.
Scars are visible signs that remain after a wound has healed. They are unavoidable results of injury or surgery, and their development can be unpredictable. Poor healing may contribute to scars that are obvious, unsightly or disfiguring. Even a wound that heals well can result in a scar that affects your appearance. Scars may be raised or recessed, different in color or texture from surrounding healthy tissue or particularly noticeable due to their size, shape or location.
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
Although scar revision can provide a more pleasing cosmetic result or improve a scar that has healed poorly, a scar cannot be completely erased. Scar revision is plastic surgery performed to improve the condition or appearance of a scar anywhere on your body.
The different types of scars include:
The type of scar you have will determine the appropriate techniques your plastic surgeon will use to improve your scar.
Scar revision can be performed on people of any age and is a good option for you if:Scar revision candidates
Scar revision recovery
The initial healing phase of a surgical scar revision may include localized swelling, discoloration or discomfort and may take 1 to 2 weeks. Healing will continue for several weeks and as the new scar heals it will slowly refine and fade. The results will be long-lasting.