Scar treatment is also known as scar revision or scar correction. The scar is formed by fibrous tissue after trauma or surgical procedure. Scar over the visible part of the body can lead a disturbing appearance of that part of the body. Sometimes a scar can lead to functional impairment and painful to touch. Scar formation depends on multiple factors among them genetic factors, location of the scar, suturing techniques, exposure to sunlight, and aftercare are important. Some factors are not under our hand but by influencing other factors we can improve the final appearance of scar which not noticeable. There are no such modalities in world that prevent scar formation but by plastic surgery, we can improve the final appearance from unpleasant to pleasant by hiding it inside normal skin fold. Surgical treatment depends on various factors and individualized for each scar. Most common treatment includes Z Plasty, W plasty, excision, fat grafting.
Callisto always considers individual expectation and offer the best possible treatment for the best possible outcome.
KEY POINT –
Anaesthesia – Local with sedation
Incision – variable
Duration of surgery – 30 minutes to 90 minute
Discharge from Clinic – Same Day
Stitches – 5th to 7th postoperative day
Scar – well hidden
Return to work – Next Day
Aftercare – strapping and scar treatment advice
Complication – very minimal