Soft Tissue Excisions & Scar Revision Description

Surgical procedure to remove scar tissue in order to make scars less noticeable, and to restore motor function when a scar interferes with movement.

Length of Surgery

One to three hours

In / Outpatient

Usually outpatient


Local, local with IV Sedation or General

Recovery Time from Treatment

Return to work or school in 5 to 14 days. Avoid strenuous activity for 1 to 3 weeks.

Treatment Frequency

Usually once, but a second procedure may be necessary for optimal results.

Risks-Include but not limited to

Infection, bleeding, changes in skin sensation, skin contour irregularities, skin discoloration, swelling, skin sensitivity, deep vein thrombosis, cardiac and pulmonary problems, complications related to anesthesia.

Duration of Results


Essential Questions

  1. Am I a good candidate for this procedure?
  2. What is your experience with this procedure?
  3. Can I reasonably expect to be pleased with the results of a single procedure, or is a follow-up surgery likely?
  4. Where will the procedure be performed and what type of anesthesia will be used?
  5. What are the risks and complications associated with this procedure?