Scar Revision – The possible risks…


A scar revision is a surgical procedure that has been carried out to improve the appearance of a scar. This surgery that is the scar revision can greatly reduce the appearance of the scars, but it could not erase it off completely. Further an ideal scar revision Bangalore candidate is someone who is bothered by the presence of the scars, in good physical health, a non smoker, has realistic expectations with the outcome of the surgery and also doesn’t have any active acne problems or skin diseases at the area that has to be treated. The scar revision results in reduction of the appearance of the scars at the treated area, boost in self confidence, an improvement in the skin tone and texture and a more youthful appearance of skin.

A scar is a result of poor healing of a wound or a tear in skin resulted due to a surgery or an accident. Mainly there are three types of scars and they are keloid scars, hypertrophic scars and burn scars/contracture scars.

A scar revision surgery is a safe procedure and thus the chance for the occurrence of risk is commonly rare, but as similar to other surgeries a scar revision surgery has some common risks like infection, bleeding and the adverse reactions to anesthesia. Further other potential complications of scar revision include:

  • Skin discoloration
  • Change in skin sensation
  • Persistent pain
  • Delay in healing process
  • Recurrence of scars

These risks can be further minimized by:

  • Following all the post-operative instructions given by your surgeon
  • Choose well trained and the best plastic surgeon Bangalore for the surgery
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle
  • Be well informed about all the complications related to the procedure
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