Scars can be the result of injury or trauma, or from a surgical procedure. Scar revision is a procedure designed to make scars less visible. There are various types of scars, such as keloid, hypertrophic, facial scars, and others. There are also many factors that affect the severity of scarring, including the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, and the direction of the scar. For those that are bothered by the appearance of a scar, our Scar Revision procedure may offer a solution.
Now no scar can be completely removed, however their appearance can be improved upon, which allows them to be less obvious. This can be achieved through the application of certain medications, or through scar revision surgery.
Various techniques are used for scar revision surgery such as Z-plasty or W-plasty. Z-plasty is a surgical technique used to reposition a scar so that it more closely conforms to the natural lines and creases of the skin, where it will be less noticeable. It can also relieve the tension caused by contracture.
By consulting with a plastic surgeon, this allows the doctor a chance to evaluate your scar, explain the various scar revision techniques, and to explain your options.