Improving Posttraumatic Facial Scars

Farhad Ardeshirpour, David A. Shaye, Peter A. Hilger

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Posttraumatic soft-tissue injuries of the face are often the most lasting sequelae of facial trauma. The disfigurement of posttraumatic scarring lies in both their physical deformity and psychosocial ramifications. This review outlines a variety of techniques to improve facial scars and limit their lasting effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-881
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 2013


  • Camouflage
  • Dermabrasion
  • Facial scars
  • Geometric broken line closure
  • Resurfacing
  • Scar revision
  • W-plasty
  • Z-plasty


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