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Scar revision


Often with burns or other complicated skin diseases, scar formation occurs. The scar may create cosmetic concerns that lead the patient to ask for revision, or functional concerns that limit the ability of a joint to move. Functional concerns typically will require surgical scar revision. The burn team is skilled and experienced at scar revision and can employ a variety of techniques such as skin grafts, rotation flaps, or local flaps to improve the appearance of the scarred tissue as well as mobility. The goal is to maximize cosmesis (appearance) and function.