Can An Indented Facial Scar Be Excised and Closed Up Using the Fusiform Shape?

I have a deep indented scar on my face about 5mm X 5mm.

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Scar Revision

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If a patient has a 5mm X 5mm indented scar, then this is generally can be  made better by excision in a elliptical ( or fusiform) pattern, closing the deeper tissues with a deep dissolving suture, then a superficial skin suture.  This may lengthen the scar to a degree, but usually makes the scar flatter and smoother over time.  I hope this helps


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