Is scar revision purely carried out for cosmetic reason?

Scar revision surgery is performed to improve the appearance of a scar wherever on the face or body, but it is also often carried out to improve functioning as the formation of a scar can interfere with the movement of muscles and joints. A shortening or tightening of the skin and underlying muscles can accompany severe scars and this is known as contracture. Contractures may interfere with a range of motion and other aspects of joint functioning, as well as deform the shape of the scarred body part or affect the muscles in the face responsible for controlling facial expressions.

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