SURGICAL FEMALE GENITAL SCAR REVISION
Scars cannot be eliminated but can be revised. A scar revision surgical procedure is performed to improve the esthetic look of an existing scar. It makes the scar less visible, better blending with surrounding the skin texture and tone. Additionally, this surgical procedure is applied to correct disfigurement and to reinstate the function of the skin.
Most commonly scar revision is performed for:
• Scar surface irregularity
• Scar discoloration such as darker skin pigment (hyperpigmented) or lighter (hypopigmented)
• Raised, red, uncomfortable, or wide scar (hypertrophic scars)
• Keloids scar can be larger than hypertrophic scars, and uncomfortable or itchy, or wrinkled
• Contracture skin scar restricts the organ motion and is formed when the underlying skin tissues fuse together during the healing process
Determining the type of scar is an essential step in qualifying a patient to the appropriate surgical technique. There is not a single surgical intervention that can be applied to all types of scars for revision. The most demanding scar revision in female genitalia is a fusion between the labia majora (the hairy labia), intralabial crease (the groove between the hairy and without hairs labia), and the labia minora (the thin labia).