Plastic Surgery

Surgical scar revision is an option available to patients faced with scars caused by injury or surgery. Depending on the severity of the scar, revision of the scarred tissue may aid in the restoration of both form and function.

Benefits of scar revision

Scar revision can reduce the appearance of scars. If you have a severe scar, it may be possible to narrow, fade and improve its appearance. This can be particularly beneficial for scars on the face and hands.

Who is a good candidate for scar revision surgery?

People who wish to improve the appearance of tissue scarring anywhere on the face or body may be good candidates for scar revision surgery. At Riverside, we can treat most types of scars, including scars from minor injuries, surgical scars, acne scars, burn scars, and raised scars from major trauma.

What can I expect with skin revision?

It is important to remember that no scar can be removed completely. The degree of improvement depends on the size of your scar, the quality of your skin, and how well you care for the wound after the operation. In many cases, the scar will appear more red and swollen immediately following surgery but will fade with time.