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Massage scar tissue after surgery

A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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Normal process: Surgery is a trauma to the tissues. Inflammation results which is part of the healing process. Fibrous tissue is the end result. Hence the scar, or a... Read More

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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Som Kohanzadeh
Plastic Surgery 17 years experience
Yes: There are several new lasers that can be used to treat scar tissue and can help with discoloration of scars and even stiffness. The best is to consult... Read More
A 42-year-old male asked:
Dr. Boris Aronzon
Anesthesiology 24 years experience
Yes: Talk to your surgeon, may be you need physical therapy.
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 41-year-old male asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
Ophthalmology 25 years experience
Retinal Detachment: Any vitreous or retinal surgery has placed a stress on the retina which is like plastic wrap: it can tear easily. Risk also depends on glasses Rx: if ... Read More
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Armstrong
Podiatry 23 years experience
Phenol: ??? Phenol is the cauterizing agent that kills the root of the nail. Scar tissue from the procedure is a possibility. More than likely not enough of t... Read More
A 63-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bryan McIntosh
Plastic Surgery 19 years experience
No: Scar tissue appears on a microscopic level within days after surgery, and it usually subsides as much as it ever will after about two years. However, ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rodney Chan
Plastic Surgery 21 years experience
Some options...: Depending on the type, pattern and location of the scar, many options are available. This ranges from pressure therapy, injection of steroids, ablati... Read More
A 61-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
1 Option: Please discuss the possibility of acupuncture with your surgeon. It can accelerate healing & be very helpful with adhesive scars. This is one area whe... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
Need more details: Any time you have surgery, there will be scar tissue. "scar tissue" is what your body forms when it heals from any type of surgical wound, so it is n... Read More

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