Scar revision

Alternative Names

Keloid revision; Hypertrophic scar revision; Scar repair; Z-plasty; Tissue expansion

Definition of Scar revision

Scar revision is surgery to improve or reduce the appearance of scars. It also restores function, and corrects skin changes (disfigurement) caused by an injury, wound, or previous surgery.

Review

James Lee, MD, Department of Surgery, Columbia Presbyterian Medical Center, New York, NY. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc. – 5/12/2009

Keloid above the ear
Keloid, pigmented
Keloid, on the foot
Keloid scar
Scar revision - series

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