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Scar Revision Surgery

Facial scarring can result from trauma, injury, or prior surgery. Regardless of their cause, they are often unpredictable and remain visible after the wound has healed. The way in which a scar develops depends as much on how the body heals as it does on the original injury or on the original surgeon’s skills. Poor healing may leave disfiguring or unsightly scars.

While no scar can be removed completely, scar revision surgery drastically minimizes the visual appearance of a facial laceration scar. Using a carefully planned advanced surgical technique, Dr. Christian Paquet will perform a surgical scar revision, possibly followed by steroid injections or laser resurfacing. This will help to camouflage the scar so that it better blends with the surrounding tissue.

Scar revision surgery of the face and neck is an art. Repairing such a scar requires the expertise and experience of a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon such as Dr. Paquet.

To determine whether you are a good candidate for this procedure, Dr. Paquet recommends a private, personal consultation and evaluation. To schedule a consultation please call our Concierge Patient Coordinator at (602) 726-6310 or email us at

Frequently Asked Questions

Question - How is a scar revision surgery performed?

Scar revision surgery may be performed under local or general anesthesia depending on the extent of the case as well as the patient’s preference. Dr. Paquet utilizes only state-of-the-art techniques and uses a variety of treatment modalities to improve any functional or cosmetic impairment.

Question - Who is the best candidate for a scar revision surgery?

The best candidate is someone who is in good health and has realistic expectations. Any patient of any age seeking to improve a small or large scar on their face and/or neck may be an excellent candidate for scar revision surgery.

Question - What should I expect with regards to recovery?

All patients are functional immediately after surgery and are ready for social undertakings as soon as they feel comfortable. There are typically sutures in place for approximately 6 days, after which there may be some residual redness for 1-2 weeks (which is easily camouflaged). Healing will continue over time as the new scar fades in appearance. Additional skin care treatments such as laser skin resurfacing may help to improve cosmetic results.

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