Scar Revision

Surgical scars can sometimes heal irregularly and the skin can occasionally become retracted and indented. Dr Wolf uses a simple technique that can even out the scar and make it less visible. Occasionally we also use a small amount of fat transfer to improve the contour of the area.

What does the treatment involve?

The tethered scar tissue is gently unpicked and released form the underlying tissue. This allows the skin to spring back to its original position.

Why add fat transfer?

Scars have a tendency to stick back down again. By using some fat injected into the space between the skin and the underlying tissue we can minimise the frequency of scar retraction.

Who is the treatment best suited for?

Scars from mole excisions, appendix scars and traumatic injuries that are slightly indented and unsightly.

Scar Revision FAQ

  • Question: How long does the procedure take?

    Answer: Often the scar revision is performed at the same time as VASER lipo or Micro-lipo. It can also be performed in isolation. It can take 5-10 mins.

  • Question: Can the scar retraction re-appear?

    Answer: Yes unfortunately it can, but this is uncommon.

  • Question: What anaesthetic is used?

    Answer: We use local anaesthetic – only the area is numbed.

  • Question: Will there be any bruising?

    Answer: There can be minor bruising which is temporary.

  • Question: Will I need to take some time off?

    Answer: In most cases this is done as a short day case procedure and you will not require and time off to recover.