Scars from a past injury or surgery can be quite bothersome. While they can never be completely removed, we can often improve the appearance through scar revision surgery in Tulsa, OK. Most scars will fade significantly over time, so we recommend that patients wait at least one year before considering scar revision.
Hypertrophic scars and keloid scars are often treatable with steroid injections, but if that doesn’t prove satisfactory, surgical techniques can be used. Scar tissue may be removed, and incisions performed that will make the scar less visible. ‘Z-plasty’ is a common surgical technique that lessens the appearance of a scar by removing scar tissue, then creating triangular skin flaps that fold together nicely. Scars that result in contractures restrict movement when the healing skin gets pulled together. This condition can occur after a burn, injury, or surgical procedure. Contracture can also occur after breast augmentation surgery, when the scar tissue thickens and tightens around the implant. Revision procedures can often help in these cases.
Every scar is different, so a consultation is the best way to determine what course of action, if any, is right for you.