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Laparotomy scar revision

A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
Plastic Surgery 22 years experience
Yes: In the right hands scars can be safely revised to improve their look and feel. There are a number of board certified plastic surgeons in you your are... Read More
Dr. Harold Rosenfeld
Plastic Surgery 56 years experience
Yes: Assuming you are in good health and your surgeon is properly trained working in a safe facility.

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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery 25 years experience
Scar improvement: Scar revision includes a wide range of procedures but typically involves cutting out a scar and replacing it with a finer surgical scar. Scar revision... Read More
Dr. Tanveer Janjua
Facial Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Scar revision: Scar revision removes an existing scar and places a new fine line like scar that is less noticeable. It can be done in one session but sometimes needs... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Plastic Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: Depends on what needs to be done and how long it is. Consult a local plastic surgeon for more details.
Dr. Steven Harris
Plastic Surgery 37 years experience
Depends on size: Scar revision is usually billed by the length of the scar. The longer the scar, the higher the cost.
Dr. John Cheng
Family Medicine 26 years experience
Consider options : Consider talking with derm or plastic surgeon about cortisone injections as a less costly option.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hess
Plastic Surgery 20 years experience
Scar revision: Generally, a hypertrophic (thick) scar is excised. This means that it is removed by cutting it out with a scalpel. The dermis (deep skin) this then ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Hashim Alani
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
Scar revision: It takes months to see the final results.
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Scars heal in a year: The healing process is pretty uniform for the first 6 to 12 weeks. After that there are ways to improve the appearance of a heal;ing scar. Pressue on ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Megan Jack
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Facial scars: It completely depends on the scar. Some scars from surgery or injury may be improved by fractional laser treatments and/or bbl treatments for excess p... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
Choices: This scar revision is elective, so every detail is discussed and there are several choices. There are risks and benefits of both anesthetic choices, s... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
I : I am not sure if you are asking about psychological preparation or physical preparation in anticipation of surgery. In the former, probably the most p... Read More
A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Jackson
Dermatology 43 years experience
It can: This has to be monitored because there are other meds that may need to be used.

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