Scar Revision Surgery

Scar revision is a surgical procedure to make a scar from a previous injury or surgery less noticeable and more pliable.

The two major types of scar revision surgery are:

  • Skin graft: This procedure replaces the scarred skin with smooth skin from a less noticeable place on the body.
  • Z-plasty: This procedure involves cutting a Z shape in the current scar and surrounding skin, leaving pointed flaps that can be stitched together in a less noticeable manner.

Which type of procedure your surgeon chooses depends on the type and location of your scar.