Scar revision surgeries are a common procedure that plastic surgeons are tasked with. While plastic surgeons are known for cosmetic results and might be able to provide a more pleasing or improved scar versus one that has healed poorly, we are not magicians and a scar cannot be completely erased.
It’s almost inevitable that we will all get injured or need a surgery at some point in our lives. How a scar develops after injury and suturing depends on several factors. Even when you and your doctors do everything right, you may be left with a scar that affects your appearance. You may have a more noticeable scar based on the difference in color or texture from the healthy tissue surrounding it, size, shape, location, or whether it is raised or depressed.
Your treatment options may vary based on the type and degree of scarring and can include:
- Simple topical treatments and scar massage
- Minimally invasive procedures like steroid injections, or
- Surgical revision with advanced techniques in wound closure
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