Scars are visible symptoms that remain after the wound has healed. They are the inevitable consequences of injury or surgery, and their progression is unpredictable. Poor healing may help to create sharp, unpleasant or deforming wounds. Even a well-healed wound can cause scarring. Wounds may be significant in size, shape, or position. Scars may have a growing trend and become prominent, or a declining trend that may fade over time.
Scar repair surgery is used to minimize scarring, so that the scar line is less visible and blends in with the color and texture of the surrounding skin.
Indications for scar revision surgery include the following:
- Physical deformity
- Unbearable pain
- Scar wound
- Keloid and severe itching
Treatment options may vary depending on the type and degree of the wound and may include the following:
- Simple topical treatments
- Minimally invasive methods
- Surgical review with advanced wound closure techniques
Undoubtedly, the revision of the scars will lead to better beauty results, but at the moment, there is no definite way to completely erase the scars, and scientific research is underway in this field.
Duration of operation
Depending on the size of the scar, the duration of surgery varies from 1 to several hours.
Depending on the size and location of the scar, IV sedation and local anesthesia or general anesthesia is used.
Inpatient l Outpatient Status
.He/she discharged after full consciousness and does not need to be hospitalized
- Delay in recovery
- Changes in skin sensation
- Allergies to adhesive tape, sutures and adhesives
- Discoloration and swelling of the skin
The initial healing stage of scar revision may include local swelling and discoloration that may take 1 to 2 weeks. The healing process will take several weeks and the new wound will slowly heal.
The end result of scar revision surgery will take a long time, however it may take several months for your final results to be known and in some cases it may take a year for the new scar to heal completely and fade.
Medicine and surgery are not an exact science. Although good results are expected, there is no guarantee. And in some cases, it is not possible to achieve the desired results with one surgical procedure and another surgery may be necessary.
Dr. Gholam Hossein Ghorabi
Specializes in plastic, cosmetic and reconstructive surgery
Official member of the American Academy of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISAPS)
Official member of Iranian Society of Plastic and Aesthetic Surgeons (ISPAS)
Born in 1966 and graduated:
a. Graduated from Hamadan University of Medical Sciences in general medicine
B. Has a specialized surgical board from Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Tehran
J. Subspecialist in plastic, cosmetic, reconstructive and burn surgery from Shiraz University of Medical Sciences