Procedures for Men

Scar Removal
Scar Revision

A scar revision is a procedure performed on a scar to alter the appearance of the scar. The revision may improve the appearance of the scar or restore function to a part of the body that may have been restricted by the scar. It is important to remember that scars cannot be completely removed.

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Discomfort after scar revision surgery is normal, as is some swelling, bruising and redness. Your stitches may be removed within one to two weeks. Your doctor may insist on decreased general activity for several days and avoidance of any activity that places undue stress on the scarred area for several weeks. It is important to remember that scar tissue requires a year or more to fully heal and achieve maximum improvement in its appearance.

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At a Glance


1 to 3 hrs


General Anesthesia

In/Out Patient:  

Out Patient


6 to 8 weeks


The results from the surgery are immediate however, the old scar has been altered or removed and a new scar is forming — it is up to you and the plastic surgeon surgeon to continue maintenance and therapy in some cases, such as silicone sheeting or corticosteroid injections.