Who Is a Candidate?
Patients with wide, thick, depressed, or unsightly scars.
What are the Intended Results?
To make the scar less noticeable (flatter, thinner, smoother, etc.).
- Scar revisions are usually done under local anesthesia. If the scars are large or if the patient prefers, the procedure may be performed under sedation or general anesthesia.
The old scar is removed, and one of the several plastic surgery techniques is used to repair the incision. The surgeon will use any technique that will allow the best chance of removing a scar.
- The extent of surgery, time off from work, and recovery time is determined on an individual basis. The expected results also vary from patient to patient. Actually, outcome of scar revision is difficult to predict. Most of the patients are expected to get good results, but in some patients the end results may not be as satisfying.