Scar Revision

What is a scar revision?

A scar revision is performed on the scar to diversify the appearance of the scar. The revision may actually enhance the appearance of the scar or restore the function to that part of the body that may have been inhibited by the scar itself. Now it is important to remember that the scars cannot be completely removed.

What is a scar?

The body’s natural way of recovering lost or damaged skin is by developing scar tissue. Fibrous tissue is what composes a scar. There are many reasons for scar to form, as a result of injuries, infections, surgery, or inflammation of tissue. The formation of a scar can vary, appearing lumpy, flat, sunken, or colored, and may also appear anywhere on the body. Many factors exist on how the scar would look like at the end, but it all depends on the skin type, as well as the location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of injury, age of the person, and most importantly his/her nutritional status.

Medical Scar Revision of Linear Facial Scar

Recovery from scar revision surgery:

As to all surgeries, to help the recovery and healing process it is very important to follow all the instructions given. Depending on the type of surgery that was performed, your physician will instruct you with the activities you may and may not do. Scars cannot be removed completely. Many reasons would be involved in the stage of healing of the particular scar, some scars take more than a year to show improvement in appearance from the surgery.

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