What is scar revision surgery is all about?
Scar revision surgery is performed to improve the appearance of the scar. It requires a detailed plastic surgical understanding of the anatomy, as every anatomical region result varies depending on the scar's location.
The factors that are looked at the time of scar revision surgery:
- Site of the scar.
- Depth of the scar.
- Stretch of the scar.
- Location of the scar.
The scar revision surgery may require a single or combination of these procedures:
- Simple surgical scar revision.
- Serial excision of scar.
- Fat grafting.
- Dermabrasion and Growth factors.
- Co2 fractional laser treatment.
- Skin expander placement.
Any one of the above treatments or a combination of any of the above may be required for the scar treatment.
Do scar revision surgery completely erases the scar?
The scar revision surgery aims to improve the appearance of the scar so that it blends with the skin. The surgery, even done in the best of circumstances, cannot completely erase the scar. But yes, surgery brings down the scar appearance to the level that it is barely visible to the eyes.
What is the surgical procedure?
Scar revision surgery is done under local anesthesia using loupe magnification; the scar is excised and sutured using ultra-fine sutures that don’t leave suture marks.
Is the surgery painful?
The surgery is done under local anesthesia, the patient remains awake, but the area remains numb. You may feel the pressure of surgery, but the pain is not felt.