Treatments/Invasive/Other Invasive/Scar Excision & Revision

Scar Revision

Scar excision and scar revision is a form of surgery that aims to cosmetically improve the appearance of your scarring, and in some cases can also help to improve scar function. Scar revisions can be performed on any area of the body and take approximately 1-2 weeks to heal over and the final result of surgery can be seen around 12-18 months posttreatment.

Will A Scar Revision Make My Scar Disappear? 

Although scar revisions can drastically improve the appearance of a scar it is very important to note a scar can never fully disappear. Any procedure that requires cutting of the skin will leave a scar, scar revision aims to create a neater and less visible scar than the original that with the proper aftercare can heal well and fade overtime.  


What Type Of Anaesthetic Will I Need for Scar Revision?

The type of anaesthetic will depend on the size of the scar being revised as well as the patient’s personal preference. Here at The London Scar Clinic, we use both Local anaesthetic and Sedation. Typically, Local anaesthetic is used for smaller scars and sedation for larger or more complex scars, Sedation is also an option for nervous patients. Should your scar require a General anaesthetic your surgeon will take you to a nearby hospital to perform this.  


What Is The Recovery Process For Scar Revision Like?

Depending on the location of the scar revision you will typically have your sutures in place for 5-14 days, once these are removed you will have a dressing applied and given instructions on how long to leave this in place by your surgeon. The downtime for scar revisions are typically 2 weeks for less complicated scars. 

Treatment Overview

  • Surgical technique to reduce and improve the appearance of scarring 
  • Typical recovery period of 1-2 weeks 
  • Performed by highly skilled, specialist plastic surgeon with expertise scar treatments 
  • Burns, surgical scars, self-harm, piercing scars 

"Relaxed, clean, calm, professional environment. I was made to feel both welcome and in very experienced and caring hands. Perfect."

"Nurses were kind, supportive and able to answer questions; surgeon inspired confidence; appointment was on time; instructions were clear and easy to follow."

"Experience was positive from start to finish. The staff were professional and caring. I felt that I was in excellent hands."

"I was treated by Mr Jorge Leon-Villapalos last year. I have honestly never received such good care, Mr Leon-Villapalos is very caring and was very sensitive about my issue. He explained everything in detail. The Scar Clinic booking team also made the whole process easy and hassle free. I would 100% recommend this practice, top notch service!"

"Great staff, and knowledge. I called the clinic after I had a traumatic experience elsewhere which left me with 2nd-degree burns. Very, very pleased with the results of the burn, it disappeared and left no scarring with the dressing and treatment Mr Goutos used. My experience as a whole has been more than pleasant and I would recommend both the clinic and Mr Goutos to all!"

"My experience has been absolutely wonderful - many thanks to Mr Leon-Villapalos and team. He’s been extremely patient in taking time to explain things in full, prompt in answering all the questions I had throughout my recovery. Excellent communicator and very kind indeed. Scrub nurses were lovely, and in general I can’t fault my experience with you at all."

"Everything and everyone - from environment to all staff (reception, nurses, and of course Dr. Firas who is a great doctor and a very charming and warm person who makes patients feel at ease even when their situation isn’t the lightest). Overall, very good experience!"

"The surgeon answered all of my concerns and I felt confident to undergo the procedure and came out feeling confident I received very good care. The staff and nurses gave me personal attention and were quite courteous, they readily gave me any information that I needed. They were particular in helping me go through all the steps I needed in preparation for the procedure. "

"Excellent experience through and through. Friendly staff and extended team. Mr Leon-Villapalos is an exceptional communicator and made me feel at ease throughout both of my procedures with him."

"I have been coming to the Clinic for over a year now and the experience has always been extremely professional and courteous. Having major surgery can be a daunting process but the clinic has at all times provided excellent care across all aspects."