Scar Revision Surgery

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Procedure Description

Scar revision surgery is a surgical procedure aimed at improving the appearance of scars, restoring function, and correcting skin disfigurement caused by an injury, previous surgery, or any skin condition that may have led to scarring. The surgery involves removing excess scar tissue, repositioning the scar, or employing a combination of both. Techniques may vary from simple excision and closure to more complex flap surgeries. The type of surgery depends on the size, location, and depth of the scar, as well as individual healing characteristics.

The main reasons people opt for scar revision surgery are either cosmetic or functional. Cosmetically, scars may be a source of self-consciousness and could significantly affect one’s quality of life. From a functional standpoint, some scars can restrict movement, especially when they are near joints or in areas of frequent movement. Scar revision surgery can help alleviate these issues by either reducing the visibility of the scar or improving its overall functionality.

It's worth noting that scar revision surgery is often not a one-size-fits-all approach. Various surgical techniques, including Z-plasty, skin grafts, or laser surgery, may be employed based on the nature of the scar. Therefore, it's crucial to consult with a qualified specialist for an individual assessment and a tailored treatment plan.

Procedure Duration

The duration of a scar revision surgery largely depends on the complexity of the scar and the techniques used for revision. Minor scar revisions may only take an hour or less and can often be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. On the other hand, more complicated revisions requiring tissue expansion or flap techniques may take several hours and might require general anesthesia.

Post-operative recovery also varies. Minor procedures may involve minimal downtime, letting you return to your daily activities within a week. More complicated surgeries may require a longer healing time, ranging from several weeks to a few months. It's essential to follow your surgeon's post-operative care instructions for optimal results and to minimize risks of complications.

During the recovery period, you may experience swelling, bruising, or discomfort, which can typically be managed with medication and specific care instructions. Your surgeon will likely schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress and may recommend additional treatments like silicone gel sheets or laser treatments to improve the scar’s appearance further.


  • Cost Savings: Scar revision surgery can be costly in some countries. Medical tourism offers a more affordable option without compromising quality.
  • Expertise: Some overseas medical facilities specialize in scar revision surgery, providing highly skilled professionals who are leaders in the field.
  • Advanced Technology: Many international hospitals are equipped with state-of-the-art medical technologies that might not be available in your home country.

Potential Destinations

  • South Korea: Known for its advanced plastic and reconstructive surgery procedures.
  • Thailand: Offers high-quality medical services with a focus on patient hospitality.
  • India: Renowned for cost-effective and quality medical treatments, including cosmetic surgeries.
  • Brazil: Highly skilled surgeons specializing in cosmetic and reconstructive procedures.

Risks & Considerations

  • Quality of Care: Ensure the medical facility has international accreditations.
  • Communication Barriers: Language can be an issue; consider a translator or an English-speaking medical staff.
  • Legal Protections: Understand your rights and legal protections in the destination country in case of malpractice.
  • Travel Requirements: Visa, travel restrictions, and quarantine rules can affect your trip and recovery time.

How to Choose the Right Doctor and Hospital

  • Credentials: Check the doctor's qualifications, certifications, and patient reviews.
  • Hospital Accreditation: Ensure the hospital or clinic has undergone rigorous quality checks.
  • Previous Work: Request to see before and after pictures of previous scar revision surgeries the surgeon has performed.
  • Consultations: Make sure to have a thorough consultation before committing to the procedure. This could be done virtually or in person.

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Patients are advised to seek hospitals that are accredited by Global Healthcare and only work with medical tourism facilitators who are certified by Global Healthcare Accreditation or who have undergone certification from the Certified Medical Travel Professionals (CMTP). This ensures that the highest standards in the industry are met. GHA accredits the top hospitals in the world. These are the best hospitals in the world for quality and providing the best patient experience. Click the link to check out hospitals accredited by the Global Healthcare Accreditation:

Frequently Asked Questions

What actually happens during hyperstimulation of the ovaries?

The patient will take injectable FSH (follicle stimulating hormone) for eight to eleven days, depending on how long the follicles take to mature. This hormone is produced naturally in a woman’s body causing one egg to develop per cycle. Taking the injectable FSH causes several follicles to develop at once, at approximately the same rate. The development is monitored with vaginal ultrasounds and following the patient’s levels of estradiol and progesterone. FSH brand names include Repronex, Follistim, Menopur, Gonal-F and Bravelle. The patient injects herself daily.

What happens during egg retrieval?

When the follicles have developed enough to be harvested, the patient attends an appointment  where she is anesthetized and prepared for the procedure. Next, the doctor uses an ultrasound probe to guide a needle through the vaginal wall and into the follicle of the ovary. The thin needle draws the follicle fluid, which is then examined by an embryologist to find the eggs. The whole process takes about 20 minutes.

What happens to the eggs?

In the next step, the harvested eggs are then fertilized. If the sperm from the potential father, or in some cases, anonymous donor, has normal functionality, the eggs and sperm are placed together in a dish with a nutrient fluid, then incubated overnight to fertilize normally. If the sperm functionality is suboptimal, an embryologist uses Intracytoplasmic Sperm Injection to inject a single sperm into a single egg with an extremely precise glass needle.  Once fertilization is complete, the embryos are assessed and prepared to be transferred to the patient’s uterus.

How are the embryos transferred back to the uterus?

The doctor and the patient will discuss the number of embryos to be transferred. The number of successfully fertilized eggs usually determines the number of eggs to be placed in the uterus. Embryos are transferred to the uterus with transabdominal ultrasound guidance. This process does not require anesthesia, but it can cause minor cervical or uterine discomfort. Following transfer, the patient is advised to take at least one days bed rest and two or three additional days of rest, then 10 to 12 days later, two pregnancy tests are scheduled to confirm success. Once two positive tests are completed, an obstetrical ultrasound is ordered to show the sac, fetal pole, yolk sac and fetal heart rate.


Built into this technology there is a microscope with a powerful camera that allows the uninterrupted monitoring of the embryo during its first hours of life. In this way, we can keep a close eye on the embryo, from the moment when the oocyte is inseminated and begins to divide into smaller and smaller cells, until it can be transferred to the uterus.

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