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Scar revision is a surgical procedure, which can minimize the appearance of scars that are raised, widened or depressed. While surgery cannot entirely remove a scar, it can minimize its appearance.

 

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THE SCAR REVISION PROCEDURE

Dr. O’Mara performs scar revision procedure in his office procedure room at Facial Plastic Surgery of Beaumont, Texas. Procedure times average one hour. During the surgery, excessive scar tissue is removed and the skin edges are then meticulously sutured together to create a thinner, less visible scar. In some cases, post-operative steroid injections are performed to improve the results.

 

SCAR REVISION RECOVERY

The recovery after scar revision procedure may involve some minor swelling and bruising. Sometimes the scar will appear red immediately after surgery but it will eventually fade into a fine line. Sutures are removed after one week. Most patients are able to return to work within one week and can resume more strenuous activities and exercise within two to three weeks. It will take a year for the scar to fully heal and mature.

 

SCAR REVISION CANDIDATES

For individuals who are bothered by an unsightly scar, scar revision can be a very rewarding procedure.

 

RELATED SCAR REVISION PATIENT QUESTIONS

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I am a 27 year old black male. As a teenager I had horrible acne. Now as an adult where the worst of the acne was has very dark scar tissue. Will dermabrasion treatments fix this?
I would consider conservative dermabrasion in very small areas of the face in very select cases in patients with no history of keloid formation. However, in my experience, I…

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I have a thin scar under my lip that I would like to remove. I am a 42 year-old African American woman and I read that women with darker skin have lower success rates with skin resurfacing, is that true?
In my experience, scar revision can be very successful if the scar is widened, depressed, or elevated, even in darker skinned individuals. I would not recommend skin resurfac…

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I used to wear long heavy earrings for years. My right earlobe ripped and my left lobe is nearly torn, too. I want to wear my mother’s heirloom earrings to my daughter’s wedding, can you fix my lobes?
Yes, torn earlobes are a common problem. It is a relatively simple office procedure in which the scar tissue within the torn part of the earlobe is removed and the lobe is su…

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I have a large scar on my upper left cheek that I would like removed. What is the process of scar revision? Is the scar completely eliminated after the procedure?
II would need to evaluate your scar to fully answer this question. However, in general, scars that are wide, elevated, depressed, or aligned in an unpleasing direction on the…

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