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Scar & Birthmark Revision

In some cases, the appearance of a scar can be improved with the help of a plastic surgeon, though no scar can be completely removed. Depending on the type of scar, steroid medication injections or a surgical scar revision may be recommended to lessen the appearance of a scar.

Scar & Birthmark Revision


Unwanted scars or birthmarks


Improve the appearance of major birthmarks or unsightly scars from previous surgeries or traumas.


It is recommended that scar revision patients wait at least six months to one year after the injury (or surgery) that caused the scar to ensure that the body heals itself as much as possible. Prior to the procedure, it is important to discuss options and expectations with our plastic surgeons. At that time, techniques and probable outcomes will be explored. Z-plasty is one surgical technique used to reposition a scar so that it more closely conforms to the natural lines and creases of the skin. Skin grafting and flap surgery are more serious scar surgery techniques that require several weeks or months to heal.

Our experienced surgeons perform these procedures at the hospital or surgical center. Healing times will vary depending on the scar revision technique employed. Best case scenario, the patient will be up and about very quickly and the doctors will advise a schedule for resuming normal activity.

This information is for educational purposes only and not intended to render medical advice.

For more information please visit the American Society of Plastic Surgeons website.



Patient Reviews

“Dr. Thomas is so down to earth and very professional. I really felt like he got to know me as a person and understood what I was looking for before he even talked about helping me with a procedure. The improvement I’ve seen is fantastic and I’m so happy with the work he’s done for me. It was so worth all the time and effort. You can really tell too, that Dr. Thomas has worked hard to make sure his clients have a good experience at The Center and the rest of the staff is amazing.”

– Steve

“When my son required plastic surgery for a birthmark, my family physician recommended Dr. Thomas. Not only was he great in allaying my fears, he was gentle and funny with my son. He explained everything in a way that an 8-year-old could understand, and the outcome was excellent. Dr. Thomas just has a way about him that isn’t stuffy, or conceited – you can tell he has your best interest at heart.”

– Karen