Scar Revision

What is Scar Revision

  • Scars are permanent
  • Scar revision involves 
    • surgical excision and alteration 
    • laser therapy
    • mechanical abrasion
    • combination therapy to improve the appearance of a scar

Does insurance cover scar revision?

  • Scar revision is generally considered a cosmetic procedure 
  • However, insurance carriers may cover the procedure if the scar results in a functional deficit
  • Prior authorization is almost always required

Scar Revision Methods

  • Excision of wide or stretched scars
  • Alteration of the scar direction and orientation
    • Z - plasty
    • W - plasty
    • Geometric broken line


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