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Scar Revision

Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD is in private practice in Manhattan, New York and commonly performs scar revision surgery. Scar revision is the name given to a group of surgical techniques used to alter the appearance of scar tissue, blending it in with the surrounding skin area. Scar revision surgery cannot completely remove a scar but rather is can drastically improve the appearance of the scar.  Scar revision surgery can be used to improve keloid scars, acne scars, burn scars, hypertrophic scars, contractures and facial scars, as well as scars were caused by injury or previous operations.

What is scar revision surgery? Surgical scar revision is the surgical excision of a scar followed by reconstruction of the wound with either reapproximation of the tissue, flap reconstruction, or Z-plasty (a type of skin manipulation performed to alter the direction of a scar). Most of these procedures can be done on an outpatient basis with local anesthesia and sedation.

At what age can scar revision surgery be performed? Scar revision can be performed at anytime and has no age barriers.

Am I a candidate for scar revision?
  The most important factor in determining whether or not to pursue scar revision is to truly think about how much a scar bothers you. The other important factors include the size and depth of the wound, the blood supply to the area, the thickness and color of your skin, the direction of the scar, and the tension of the wound, and your bodies response to healing. If you tend to scar poorly, you’re chances of having an unacceptable scar after scar revision surgery is higher.  During your your consultation with the doctor at his Manhattan, New York office, the plastic surgeon will discuss the possible outcome of your surgery and answer any questions that you may have.

Where will my scar revision be performed?  Your scar revision surgery will be performed personally by Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, David P. Rapaport, MD at his fully accredited surgical suite in Manhattan, New York City.

When will I be able to see the results from my scar revision surgery? The results from the surgery  are immediate however, the old scar has been altered or removed and a new scar is forming -- it is up to you and the plastic surgeon surgeon to continue maintenance and therapy in some cases, such as silicone sheeting or corticosteroid injections.

If you have questions concerning plastic surgery or cosmetic surgery, or would like to schedule a consultation with the Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, please phone David P. Rapaport's Manhattan, New York Plastic Surgery office at 212.249.9955 or email the doctor at


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David P. Rapaport, M.D., F.A.C.S

905 5th Avenue (@72nd Street)
New York, NY 10021



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