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Scar Revision

Scar tissue is a natural response to our skin healing from injury or surgery. The purpose of scar revision surgery is to restore function or reduce the appearance of scars. However, no scar can be removed completely.

 

Often times, scar revision may be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Indications for scar revision surgery might include:

  • Contracture
  • Keloid – thick, raised scar tissue
  • Disrupts full range of motion
  • Mismatched texture or color