Mercy Hospital Dunedin - Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery
Private Surgical Service, Plastic Surgery
This usually involves cutting out the old scar, closing the wound with stitches and, in some cases, moving the scar so that it is hidden by natural features of the body. If the scar to be revised is particularly large, it may be necessary to have a skin graft. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site).