Formation of a scar or scar tissue occurs when the skin heals after surgery or injury. Some scars may become an issue if they are unsightly, impact on movement, or cause pain. Infection, delayed healing, placement of the scar, scar contraction or keloiding are some of the factors which can lead to unsatisfactory results. Options for management range from non-surgical to surgical treatment.
If you are considering scar revision it is important to identify what your aim is for treatment and establish together with your surgeon if that can be realistically achieved.