Excision and Repair
Surgical excision is most often used for severe contracture scars, and involves making an incision to surgically remove the scar and surrounding damaged tissue with a scalpel. A skin flap or graft may be used to restore the appearance of the skin in the treated area and also improve movement and flexibility that may have been affected by the contracture.
Results and Recovery
Most of the scar revision treatments are minimally invasive and do not require any downtime. Patients may experience mild swelling, discoloration and discomfort in the treated area for one to two weeks, but will likely experience immediate, noticeable results and will no longer have to worry about the appearance of their scar. Full results may take several months to appear, but are usually long-lasting.
The effectiveness of excision procedure on a number of factors, including the nature of the injury, your body’s healing mechanism, the size and depth of the wound, and the thickness and color of your skin.