The correction of scars

Treatment methods
The correction of scars is advised if the scars are excessively bulged either lead to mobility's impairment or to the disorder of growth of individual body parts as well in the situation when they aren't accepted from cosmetic pinnt of viwe. Every scar's correction including the resection and precise suture results in the creation of a new scar. The purpose of operation is to be possibly useful cosmetically. The operations are performed under the local or general anaesthesia according to the extent of problematic lesions. In individual cases the simple resection and precise suture can be sufficient. However, the scar should be usually lengthened and changed in main direction, what can be achieved with the special surgical techniques. The uneven surfaces of scars can be at least partially flattened by smoothing of skin (dermabrasion or laser treatment). Often, injections of the special pharmalogic preparations (steroids) into the scars/ keloids are used, causing their softening / flattening.

Postoperative Recommendations:

For 2 months after the operation one should avoid the intensive sunbathing. To prevent from renewed hyperplasia of scars the following methods are used: intensive massages, external specimens for rubbing in the scar (e.g containing onion extract), the special pressure garment, the self-adhesive silocone foils and a number of other supportive methods. It is really essential to comply with the recommendations on postoperative procedures. The final effect can be estimated not earlier than a year after the operation. The possible complications these are: the infection of wound, haematoma , sutures dehiscence, unesthetic scar.


As far as the small operations are concerned, the medical certificate of temporary work disability may not be necessary, but as for the extensive operations, this medical certificate can include even a few weeks.