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Will scar revision surgery reduce the effect of a depressed scar?

Q:

I had brow lift surgery seven years ago where the incisions were made above each eyebrow.  Now I have depressed scars along the top of each eyebrow.  The left side in particular is very pronounced.  Will scar revision surgery reduce the effect of depressed scars?

A:

Yes, a scar revision will help with the appearance of the scar. Unfortunately, it is unlikely to assist with the skin retraction that often occurs with animation or raising of the eyebrows. This is a well known fault of this older technique of performing a foreheadplasty via an eyebrow incision.

Best,

Gary R Culbertson, MD, FACS

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