Scar reduction surgery, also known as scar revision or scar excision, is a specialised medical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of scars. Scars can result from various factors such as surgery, injury, burns, or previous medical conditions. While scars are a natural part of the healing process, they can sometimes be unsightly, cause discomfort, or limit movement. Scar reduction surgery is performed to minimise the appearance of scars, making them less noticeable and more cosmetically pleasing. During the procedure, a skilled surgeon removes the old scar tissue and carefully re-approximates the wound edges. This can lead to a thinner, less prominent scar that blends better with the surrounding skin. Scar reduction surgery is a valuable option for individuals seeking to enhance their physical appearance and improve their overall well-being.
There are different types of scars. They can be large lumpy keloid, thick and raised hypertrophic scars or may be flat or depressed also. The most important factors to determine if scar revision surgery is possible or not are- type of scars, it location and cause of the scar.