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Everything you need to know about Scar revision surgery at the El Yosr International clinic

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Scar revision surgery Tunisia

Scars are an inevitable consequence of deep wounds or cuts in the skin. The appearance of scars can be disguised or reduced with surgical / or non-surgical treatment. Scar revision surgery in Tunisia aims to soften the scars so that they blend more with the tone and texture of the surrounding skin or improve function, such as muscle and joint movement.

Scar revision surgery Tunisia

Our plastic surgeons are experts in making surgical incisions aimed at minimizing the final scar and use advanced and delicate repair techniques to try and give the best final scar.

However, scars from large wounds often involve crushing or tearing of the skin. These factors contribute to a poorer cosmetic scar result, but corrective surgery can change and improve the result. After an injury, specialized plastic surgeons such as those at Clinique El Yosr Internationale in Sousse, Tunisia, may try to improve the quality of the final scar by removing the injured tissue, as the skin damaged by crushing or tearing will cause a result worse than a surgically cut wound, then gently repair the wound.

What factors influence scar formation?

The amount of the scar depends on the cause of the wound, such as injury or surgery, its size, depth, direction and location; the person's age (children tend to have more scars than the elderly); heredity; and skin characteristics, including skin color. Also, some areas of the body are prone to bad scarring, such as shoulders, breastbone, vertical abdominal scars, and back. Sometimes the normal tensions of the tissues often contribute to aggravate the scars in certain areas.

What scars can benefit from reconstructive surgery?

  • depressed scars causing shadows or at an angle that makes them more obvious.
  • Thick scars, enlarged or stretched.
  • Keloid scars are abnormally thick scars that are raised, red, and itchy and extend beyond the wound edge. These are very difficult to treat and are likely to come back. These scars often require complex and long-term treatment.
  • Scars that deform other areas, such as the lip, nose or eyelids, or cause problems with normal movement or function through the joints.

What treatments are available for scars?

scar revision surgery can be performed in various ways and depends on the type and size of the scar. Options include:

  • Remove the scar completely, then repair the wound again.
  • Sampling skin from other areas to cover the scar areas (also known as skin “flaps” or “grafts”).
  • Make the scar less visible by changing the direction of the scar.
  • Using topical medications or corticosteroid injections to reduce the thickness of scars, redness and itching.

Scar revision surgeries are usually performed after the scars have had time to heal completely.

Will I need treatment after scar revision surgery?

After scar repair surgery, you may experience swelling, bruising, or discoloration in the treated area. Depending on the severity of the scar, most patients are able to resume their normal daily activities soon after surgery. You should avoid activities that can stretch or put pressure on the scar for several weeks. An elastic bandage can be used to aid the healing process. While healing, it is important to avoid excessive sun exposure and exercise to aid the healing process.

Will I no longer have a scar after reconstructive surgery?

Please note that no scar can be completely eradicated, however a highly trained plastic surgeon and advanced treatments can help to significantly improve its appearance.

When can I see the results of scar revision surgery?

It may take up to a year for results to appear fully, which is the normal time for the skin reshaping process. The scar may initially look worse after surgery, but this will gradually change and become less noticeable over time. It is important to follow the postoperative instructions to ensure the best possible aesthetic and functional result.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any additional questions you may have about scar repair surgery. Our team will be happy to answer all your concerns.