Scar Revision Surgery: Everything You Need To Know

Revision surgeryAfter an accident, you may end up with some sort of scar on your body. These scars come in different shapes, sizes, and colors depending on the accident. It can be difficult to find your confidence again after scar tissue forms and leaves a scar that changes your appearance. Thankfully, you don’t have to. With Scar revision surgery, you’ll be able to make the scar much less noticeable. 

What Is Scar Revision Surgery?

There is a misconception about scar revision surgery that it completely removes the scar, which is not true. The surgery helps lessen the appearance of the scar and helps to blend it into your skin more. Sometimes, depending on the scar, the scar can be reduced to the point where you can hardly see it anymore.

Old Scars

When it comes to treating scars that you’ve had for a long time, there are a few different options to lessening their appearance. The options range from not very invasive to lasers and excisional surgery. Depending on the length and width of the scar, the treatment needed will vary. 

Types of Scars

There are many different types of scars which require different treatment options such as lasers or excisional surgery. A Hypertrophic scar is one that is raised and often thick. Keloid scars are a thick cluster of scar tissue, which can be painful and itchy. Contracture scars can restrict movement and often happen after a burn accident. Scar assessment is needed in order to assess which type of treatment will work best for you.

Types of Scar Revision Surgery

The type of surgery you need depends on the type of scar you have. Skin grafts are popular for when surgery is needed, as it removes a healthy piece of skin from another part of the body and attaches it over the scar. Other types of treatments include z-plasty and tissue expansion, which are invasive and help lessen the appearance of scar tissue. 

See What Dr. Shridharani Can Do For You Today!

Dr. Sachin Shridharani is one of the leading plastic surgeons in New York City, NY, and is board-certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery. Dr. Shridharani, founder of Luxurgery, is recognized as an innovator in the field of plastic surgery. 

Having featured on many different national media outlets for his knowledge and expertise, Dr. Shridharani knows exactly what you need. Give us a call at 212-508-0000, or visit us at to schedule an appointment.

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