There are various types of scar revision surgery, including the following:
Abdominal Scar Revision: Tummy Tuck Scar Revision
A tummy tuck, or abdominoplasty, eliminates excess fat in the abdominal region while tightening your stomach muscles in the process. Although plastic and cosmetic surgeons attempt to minimize scarring, unfortunately, many patients are stuck with an unsightly resultant scar after the incision has healed. A tummy tuck scar revision and belly button scar revision may be needed to improve the scar.
Abdominal Scar Revision: C-Section Scar Revision
One of the most common surgeries undergone by women is childbirth by caesarean section. C-section surgeries should result in barely noticeable, horizontal scars below the underwear line. However, there are times when large, raised, discolored, painful or even vertical scarring happens. The C-section scar revision procedure is used to reduce the scar that remains and creates a more subtle appearance.
Laser Scar Revision
Lasers are high-energy light that are used to treat damaged skin. They are ideally suited for effective scar revision treatment. Their minimally invasive nature means that they are well tolerated by patients. The faster recovery times allow the psychological impact of scar revision treatments to be realized much sooner by patients.
Facial Scar Revision
The source of facial scars can range from a traumatic injury, a burn, infection or surgery. Some facial scars are unattractive simply due to their location (such as lip scars and forehead scars). They may even affect facial expressions. Once a scar has formed, it is permanent, but surgically it is possible to alter scar lines and adjust the surrounding tissues to make the scar less visible with facial scar revision procedures.