... have been looking for information regarding the possible use of reconstructive surgery to minimize my scar, but haven't been able to find any. Can you help? Is this even a viable option? Thank you!
There are a range of treatments available which can improve the look of a scar. These include steroid injections, Intense Pulsed Light (IPL) technology, z-plasty, scar revision surgery and silicone gel sheeting.
If you opt for surgery then skin grafting or the z-plasty procedure can help. Skin grafts involve the surgeon removing a section of skin from a ‘donor’ site of the body and grafting this onto the offending scar.
The z-plasty procedure involves, firstly, the removal of the scar (excised with a scalpel). And secondly, the surgeon will make a series of small incisions around the scar. Finally, he or she will
re-stitch the scar to form a ‘z’ shape.
This will hide the scar within the natural creases of the skin.
There is the option of using laser surgery, at a later date, to hide the scar even further.
Visit a cosmetic surgeon for more information.
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