Scar revision aims at improving and refining the appearance of existing scars via cosmetic surgery; and, in certain cases, treating the complications of the scarred areas. Patients seek scar revision because they are not satisfied with the shape, quality and appearance of their scars that are the result of previous surgery, traumas, improper wound healing and accidents.
Scar revision can be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the extent and location of the scar. The procedure involves the excision and removal of the old scar and closure of the wound with dexterity in order to render a better and improved new scar.
After surgery there may be some localized swelling and a certain degree of discomfort that may last for a couple of days. It is very important to follow the instructions and recommendations suggested by Dr. Said to ensure that the wound heals properly.
Some of the possible risks and complications associated with scar revision include bleeding, infections, hematoma, skin contour irregularities and changes in skin sensation patterns.
The final result of scar revision will become clearer after several months and will depend on the size of the scar, its location and the quality of your skin. It must be kept in mind that no scar can be erased completely.