A 50-year-old male asked:
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two months ago i had a fat injection on a round 8 mm depressed scar. it is flat now with a round edge. will scar revision excision still be an option?

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Dr. Denis Winder
58 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Yes.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013
Dr. John Mancoll
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes but: Remember you are trading one scar for another and if the times the scars are longer. Also there is good chance that the fat you had transferred will be removed.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes: Typically a linear excision of a round lesion will produce a scar that is 3 times the width. This means excision of an 8mm round lesion will produce a 24mm long scar or 1 inch scar. If this meets with your expectations, then proceed.
Answered on Apr 13, 2013

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