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A 43-year-old female asked:

How easy is it to get a chest tube scar flattened? i had ohs when i was 8 and i am now 43

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Barry Press
Plastic Surgery 45 years experience
Improve, not remove.: Scars cannot be removed but there is a large variety of techniques to improve their appearance, both surgical and non-surgical. They also improve with time. See a board-certified plastic surgeon to evaluate your options. Good luck!
Dr. Mark Soberman
Surgery - Thoracic 39 years experience
Easy: See a plastic surgeon. Scar revision can often be done in the office.
Last updated Mar 24, 2014


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