A scar revision is a procedure performed on a scar to alter the
appearance of the scar. The revision may improve the appearance of the
scar or restore function to a part of the body that may have been
restricted by the scar. It is important to remember that scars cannot
be completely removed.
What is a scar?
A scar is the body's natural way of healing and replacing lost or
damaged skin. A scar is usually composed of fibrous tissue. Scars may
be formed for many different reasons, including as a result of
infections, surgery, injuries, or inflammation of tissue.
Scars may appear anywhere on the body, and the composition of a scar
may vary - appearing flat, lumpy, sunken, colored, painful, or itchy.
The final look of a scar depends of many factors, including the skin
type and location on the body, the direction of the wound, the type of
injury, age of the person with the scar, and his/her nutritional status.