I am sending this message, wondering about scar revision surgery on the scalp. I have extensive scarring from a surgery when I was younger. I was born with a hairy nevis on my head and had to get it removed…all this happened before I could remember. I now have been living with the scars ever since. The doctor who did the surgery did a great job because the scarring isn’t terribly bad. It’s probably about a 1/4 inch (maybe smaller) in size and runs pretty much the length of my scalp forking off in the front and back, with the front fork being considerably smaller than the back one. I am 20 years old now and have been wanting to have something done about this ever since grade school when kids would make fun of me when i got my hair cut short. I know it’s not possible to completely remove the scar but after all the strechting that has been done to my scalp is there anyway to “hide” it better with some sort of surgery/hair transplant??? What about z-plasty???
ALL surgical cuts will leave a scar (as it did on your case). A Z-plasty is an elegant approach to reduce the size of the scar, but you will still be left with a Z-plasty scar. In either case, a hair transplant procedure works wonderfully when transplanted into such scars, but before I point you in that direction, you need to have an expert look at the scars and examine your head. Please send pictures and I would be happy to review your case (please reference this blog posting when sending the photos).