Scar Revision Information

Qualifications

  • You are bothered by a scar anywhere on your body

  • You are physically healthy

  • You do not smoke

  • You have a positive outlook and realistic goals for your scar revision surgery

  • You do not have active acne or other skin diseases in the area to be treated


Preparation

  • A medical evaluation

  • Take certain medications or adjust your current medications

  • Stop smoking

  • Avoid taking aspirin and certain anti-inflammatory drugs and herbal supplements as they can increase bleeding


Recovery

The final results of your scar revision surgery will be long-lasting, however it may take several months for your final results to become apparent and in some cases it may take a year for the new scar to fully heal and fade. The initial healing phase last about 1-2 weeks and may include localized swelling, discoloration or discomfort. A new scar will appear and slowly refine and fade. The practice of limited sun exposure will prevent scar discoloration and reduce risk of UV exposure.


  • *Are not limited to:

  • Limited or no improvement

  • Infection

  • Delayed healing

  • Damage to skin sensation

  • Skin loss

  • Need for additional surgery

Unlikely Complications