Radiation Scarring Pain

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Definition

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.


Alternative Names

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


Description

Scar tissue forms as skin heals after an injury (such as an accident) or surgery. The amount of scarring may be determined by the wound size, depth, and location; the...

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