Outline of The Surgical Procedure
- The scar is geometrically excised or re-orientated.
- Techniques such as dermabrasion may be used to flatten the scar.
- Fine sutures are used to close the skin.
Scar revision is designed to improve or disguise the appearance of an existing scar.
Scars tend to improve on their own with time and therefore surgery to revise a scar is not usually carried out for at least six months after the original injury or operation.
Scar revisions can be carried out under either general anaesthesia (ie you are put to sleep completely) or local anaesthesia (an injection to make the area numb).
Frequently there is not enough room to accommodate wisdom teeth and as such they do not come into the mouth normally. When this happens, the wisdom teeth are said to be “impacted”. Wisdom teeth are usually either impacted forwards into the tooth in front or backwards into the jaw bone.
This procedure is suitable if you have a…
- Wide scar
- Lumpy scar
- Scar contracture