Scar correction | Plastická chirurgie MUDr. Stiborová Brno

MUDr. Šárka Stiborová - Plastic surgery in Brno

Scar correction

After any surgical procedure or injury, scars remain on the body. Scars take about 1 year to change (mature) and the final appearance of the scar depends on many factors. After surgery, the final appearance depends on the direction of the incision in the so-called skin cleavage lines, the location on the body ( larger scars are always in the neck, shoulder, back area), the length of scar healing and the presence of inflammation, etc. After injuries, it depends on the type of injury, the presence of foreign bodies in the wound, the method of treatment. The nature of healing is always determined by the individual's predisposition to healing.

There are many ways in which the appearance of the scar can be influenced, but none will ever permanently remove the scar.

In the early postoperative or post-trauma period, it is advisable to lubricate the scar and perform pressure massage. We can also lubricate the scar with silicone ointments, apply silicone patches, and the application of a biostimulation laser or biolamp is very suitable and effective.

Scar treatment options

If the scar remains conspicuous despite this treatment - it is stiff, red, itchy... other procedures are necessary, such as injection of corticosteroids into the scar, use of a surgical laser, etc.

If, on the other hand, the scar is pale, stretched and sunken below the level of the surrounding skin, we can attempt surgical correction- excision and displacement of the surrounding tissue, or fill the sunken scar with lipofilling.

The course of the procedure

Most scar modifications are performed under local anaesthesia. Before the procedure, it is necessary to inform the doctor about all diseases and medications, in particular it is important to discontinue medications affecting blood clotting at least 10 days before the procedure.

Postoperative care

Postoperative care is governed by the type of procedure performed.

Risks

Complications after correction of minor scars tend to be relatively rare, with only general complications associated with local mortification (allergic reaction, injury to subcutaneous nerves, etc.). For larger corrections, hematoma, infection, spacing of the surgical wound and prolonged healing may occur. The most common complication is recurrence of an unsatisfactory result.

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