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Scar Revision

Scar Revision

A scar is the human body’s natural response to any form of bodily insult or injury. It could result from multiple causes such as surgery, trauma, disease, infection, etc. Each person is unique in the sense that each individual has a different way of healing capability. This depend on several factors such as patient’s age, nutrition, the body parts involved, the patient’s medical condition, and so on. A plastic surgeon usually gives a scar time to mature (usually from six to 18 months) before suggesting any procedure or revision. Additional procedure(s) may make the scar less noticeable or improve its appearance. Patients should note that a scar is permanent and the best that may be offered is to make the scar less conspicuous. The procedure is done under local anesthesia at an outpatient clinic.