Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
Can surgery be an alternative for removing scars?
I have this awlful scars on my leg, have tried all kinds of treatment but it as if i have done nothing. Pls help
Surgical removal of scars can be performed, but there is a risk that the scars will not improve or be made worse. Often a z-plasty is performed where a scar is cut out and restitched. The surgeon usually avoids straight lines when making the cut so the eye doesn’t see it as easily.