Plastic Surgery

Scar Revision Surgery

A scar is formed when our body tries to bridge a wound. However, this repair work often cannot restore the skin back to its original appearance. During healing, the collagen that forms the scar is laid down in a haphazard manner, leading to a scarred appearance. Scars improve in appearance over time, a process called scar remodelling. It usually takes 1-2 years but can take up to 3-5 years for thickened hypertrophic scars. Some individuals may be prone to and develop keloid scars, which may not go away or even grow larger. Looks aside, some scars can cause itch, pain or movement restriction.

Our doctors will assess your scar/s and customize a treatment plan best suited for your scar type. Using specialised plastic surgical techniques, the scars are surgically removed or adjusted. Scar revision surgery will enhance the appearance of unaesthetic scar, such as thickened, widened or puckered scars. Revision surgery will also improve the function of problematic scars, such as those that cause movement restrictions. After scar revision surgery, it is recommended to continue with scar reduction options to maximize the control of scar formation.These options will help with all scars, and not only after scar revision surgery.

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