Scar Revision

Scars can often be an unsightly result of an operation. They can also be caused by unpredictable accidents. If you think there is nothing you can do about your scars, that is not the case. Dr. Bourhill, our plastic surgeon, is well versed in the methods of scar revision needed to restore your skin to its natural levels.

Types Of Scars We Can Help With

Not every scar that you can develop is the same. As a result, different methods of scar revision will be used depending on the type of scar that formed on your arm. Some of the most common types include:

  • Keloid scars.
  • Hypertrophic scars.
  • Contractures.
  • Facial scars.


One procedure Dr. Bourhill can administer that may help limit the prominence of your scar is a Z-plasty. This procedure involves repositioning a scar so it falls more in line with the natural lines of your skin. Doing this aims to make the scar more noticeable. However, it is not a viable option for every scar.

Skin Grafts and Flap Surgery

Other methods that may be beneficial are skin grafts and flap surgery. These two methods are more involved than other forms of scar revision surgery and are typically inpatient procedures that require the use of general anesthesia. During a skin graft or flap surgery, Dr. Bourhill will take tissue from another part of your body and move it to the area affected by scarring. While they may not offer as many cosmetic benefits as a Z-plasty, skin grafts and flap surgery greatly improves functionality in the area.

There is no need to leave scars unchecked or untreated. Contact us at Bourhill Plastic Surgery today and learn more about how our team can help.