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I have a jagged scar running down my cheek that I would like repaired.

Question:

I have a jagged scar running down my cheek that I would like repaired. My nights of bar fighting are over and I think my face needs to look a bit more presentable. How do you repair the scar? How long is it before the final results are apparent?

Answer:

Scar revision procedure typically takes between 1 and 1.5 hours and is performed under local anesthesia with a twilight sleep. The procedure is referred to as a scar revision, however, there are many different techniques used. Most commonly we refer to scar excision and reorientation using either a multiple z-plasty or a geometric broken line repair. In some patients we offer laser abrasion or resurfacing at four-six weeks to feather the repair. I tell all patients that things will look worse before they look better and it is approximately one year before they will see a final result. Posted by Dr. Williams

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