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Surgical Techniques for Cutaneous Scar Revision

1st Edition

Edited by Marwali Harahap

CRC Press

504 pages

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Contains over 500 detailed photographs, drawings and tables that illustrate and clarify operative techniques in step-by-step detail!

This detailed reference supplies the latest and most comprehensive information available on new and innovative methods and techniques of cutaneous scar revision and removal.

Written by more than 40 contributors who address one of the most important problems facing dermatologists and surgeons, Surgical Techniques for Cutaneous Scar Revision

  • offers recommendations for the prevention of postoperative complications

  • discusses information on the biomechanical properties of skin

  • advises on planning elective incisions, excisions, and scar revisions

  • describes recent advances such as laminal dermal reticulotomy, scalpel sculptural technique, subcutaneous incisionless technique, and laser treatment

  • gives an overview of scar tissue formation

  • considers problems caused by an overgrowth of scar tissue

  • explores types of wounds and individual peculiarities that influence scarring

  • emphasizes careful study of an unsatisfactory scar and accurate scar analysis

  • stresses scar prevention and minimization by properly managing the initial wound

  • covers the cultural and psychological aspects of skin defects

  • and more!

    Responding to patient demand for more specialized and comprehensive treatment, Surgical Techniques for Cutaneous Scar Revision is an invaluable reference for dermatologic surgeons; dermatologists; reconstructive, plastic, and cosmetic surgeons; general surgeons; otolaryngologists; ophthalmologists; orthopedic surgeons; family physicians; and medical students in these disciplines.

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    …The strength of this book is the comprehensive approach to the topic of scar revision. Readers benefit from reviewing a variety of techniques for improving a given scar….provides readers with a multiple approach to the problem….an excellent addition to the body of knowledge on cutaneous surgery….highly recommend[ed]."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal, 2000

    Table of Contents

    Basic Considerations

    Wound Healing and Scar Formation

    Azim J. Khan and Brian Cook

    Biomechanical Properties of Skin

    Maurice Morad Khosh and Wayne F. Larrabee, Jr.

    Prognosis for Facial Scarring

    David B. Hom and Rick M. Odland

    Cultural and Psychological Aspects of Patients with Scars

    Emiliano Panconesi and Giuseppe Hautmann

    Prevention of Unsatisfactory Scarring

    Michel McDonald and Thomas Stasko

    Scar Revision

    Scar Analysis and Treatment Selection: The Geo-Topographic Approach

    Timothy J. Rosio and Marwali Harahap

    Resurfacing Techniques


    George J. Hruza

    Laminar Dermal Reticulotomy

    Harold E. Pierce

    Scalpel Sculpting

    Stephen N. Snow and Howard A. Oriba

    Laser Revision of Scars

    Tina S. Alster

    Cryosurgical Treatment

    Christos C. Zouboulis and Constantin E. Orfanos

    Elevation Techniques


    Larry E. Millikan

    Subcutaneous Incisionless (Subcision) Surgery for the Correction of Depressed Scars and Wrinkles

    David Scott Orentreich and Norman Orentreich

    Punch Transplant Technique for Pitted Scars

    Edmond I. Griffin

    Recollagenation of Acne Scars

    Steven Burres

    Dermal Overgrafting

    Abdel-Fattah M. A. Abdel-Fattah

    Autologous Fat and Dermal Grafting for the Correction of Facial Scars

    Greg J. Goodman

    The Overlap Technique

    Marwali Harahap and M. Reza Perkasa Marwali

    Excision Techniques

    Fusiform Excision and Serial Excisions

    Eckart Haneke

    Irregularization Techniques

    The Z-Plasty Technique

    Hisakazu Seno, Akira Yanai, and Shinichi Hirabayashi

    The W-Plasty Technique

    Takuya Onizuka and Fumio Ohkubo

    The Geometric Broken-Line Technique

    Terence M. Davidson and Drew M. Horlbeck

    Other Techniques

    Topical Silicone Gel Sheeting

    Michael H. Gold

    Surgical Excision, Radiotherapy, and Intralesional Steroids

    John C. Murray, Mitchell S. Anscher, Aaron J. Mayberry, and L. Scott Levin

    Pressure Technique

    Judith A. Carr

    About the Series

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    Subject Categories

    BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
    MEDICAL / General
    MEDICAL / Dermatology
    MEDICAL / Surgery / General