Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg.  2011 Oct;17(3):173-180.

Staged Scar Revision of Angulated Facial Scar

  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Sungkyunkwan University, Kangbuk Samsung Hospital, Seoul, Korea.


Scar revision techniques are chief among the most important skills for facial plastic and reconstructive surgeons. In order to achieve the least amount of scarring following a surgical procedure, it is crucial that the surgeon always consider skin tension. In our hospital, staged scar revision was conducted on patients with angulated facial scars in order to reduce skin tension. We conducted a retrospective chart review of patients undergoing staged scar revision for angulated facial scars at our hospital from July 2002 to September 2010. The follow-up period was at least six months. All pre-and post-operative photographs were analyzed by two independent plastic surgeons. And the patients were asked to rate their overall satisfaction with their scar revision as very satisfied(5), satisfied(4), neutral(3), dissatisfied(2) or completely dissatisfied(1). Staged scar revision was used in 51 patients with angulated facial scars. Overall, a significantly improved scar and above(score > or =4), graded by an independent plastic surgerns, was notes in 47 patients(92.1%). And, 45 patients(88.2%) were satisfied with their scar revisions. In all cases, the postoperative clinical course was uneventful without any complications. In conclusion, staged scar revision is considered a good option for the treatment of angulated facial scar.


Tension; Scar; Surgical revision

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Follow-Up Studies
Retrospective Studies
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