Scar tissue has long been an issue for those who believe it makes them look ugly or keeps them from progressing in life, but medical professionals used to only remove scar tissue if it was causing a medical issue. Surgeons originally had only limited ways to perform the removal, but they have developed methods to make removal faster and easier on the patient. A scar on almost any part of the body can now be removed, and some insurance plans will help cover the costs.
Scar removal may not strictly a medical issue in every case, but the medical community has recognized that a patient’s perception of how they look can be an important psychological factor. Those who have suffered for years with unsightly scars can now have them removed rather than trying to cover them up. It might not be medically necessary, but it can help uplift the patient’s sense of self-worth.