Releasing Tethered Scar or Folds
Subcision is a procedure which uses a blunt or sharp instrument to undermine and release adherent tissue to allow an open space to open up. Subsequently, a filler may be used to restore the volume in the undermined area to prolong and enhance the results.
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The targets area is undermined and released using a blunt or sharp instrument. Depending on the size of opening, the wound can be left for self healing or can be closed with suturing. Subsequently, a filler may be used to restore the volume in the undermined area to prolong and enhance the results.
Generally, multiple sessions are required.
The treatment takes about one hour in an outpatient clinic setting.
Local anesthesia is used.
Recovery lasts one weekend, with most people returning to work and activities thereafter.
Temporary swelling, soreness, and mild bruising are expected. Gravity dependent areas may have more temporary swelling.
Prescription pain medications may be needed.