Plastic Surgery

Scar correction

What is the Scar correction?

Scars can be the result of injury or a surgery. The size and look of the scar depends on the severity of the incident that caused it. Although scars cannot be removed completely, they can often be made less visible.

The greater the area of injury, the longer the time of non-healing (like in infections or chronic skin irritations) and the bigger the distance between the healing skin edges, the bigger the resulting area of scar tissue will be.

For this reason, scar correction is based on the principle of replacing scar tissue with normal textured skin and minimizing the final scar.

What is the procedure?

Usually this procedure can be performed with local anesthesia as only the skin is affected, for larger areas or skin expansion treatments with expanders a hospital stay and some anesthesia might be necessary.

What kind of result can you expect?

Surgery can improve the appearance of scars and can be used to:

- change the positioning of the scar;

- change the shape of the scar;

- release a tight scar that is close to a joint in order to improve movement.

Recovery period and recommendations

Possible side effects and complications

Be aware that having surgery on your scar will leave a new scar that will take up to two years to heal. There is also an increased risk of further keloid and hypertrophic scarring following surgery.

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