Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(06): 621-626
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1607446
Original Article
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Scar Revision: Surgical and Nonsurgical Options

Sameep Kadakia1, Yadranko Ducic2, Ameya Jategaonkar1, David Chan3
  • 1Department of Facial Plastic Surgery, New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai, New York, New York
  • 2Department of Facial Plastics, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
  • 3Department of Otolaryngology, Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, Indiana
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Publication Date:
01 December 2017 (online)


Facial scarring represents a challenging issue for the facial plastic surgeon owing to the unpredictable and variable nature of scar formation. The psychologic, cosmetic, and functional implications of facial scars oftentimes necessitate revision. It is important for the facial plastic surgeon to be aware of the invasive and noninvasive options to best educate patients in terms of treatment modalities. As there are multiple options available with no single option touted as superior, management of expectations and patient motivation will allow for realistic treatment planning with the greatest change of success.