Treatment of Scalp Scars

Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2017 Feb;25(1):83-88. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2016.08.013.


The scalp presents many challenges to the reconstructive surgeon given its visible nature and the various considerations that must be given for optimal reconstruction. In this article, we review the anatomy of the scalp, the various options for reconstruction, and important considerations for improving the chances of optimal reconstruction of scalp defects.

Keywords: Anatomy; Defect; Reconstruction; Scalp; Scar.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Cicatrix / surgery*
  • Humans
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures / methods*
  • Scalp / anatomy & histology
  • Scalp / surgery*
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Surgical Flaps
  • Tissue Expansion