Keloid revision; Hypertrophic scar revision; Scar repair; Z-plasty; Tissue expansion
Risks for any anesthesia are:
- Reactions to medications
- Breathing problems
Risks for any surgery are:
- Scar recurrence
- Keloid formation (or recurrence)
- Separation (dehiscence) of the wound
Exposing the scar to too much sun may cause it to darken, which could interfere with future revision.
Review Date: 06/16/2011
Reviewed By: David A. Lickstein, MD, FACS, specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive plastic surgery, Palm Beach Gardens, FL. Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.