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Do all facial surgeries leave scars?

Do all facial surgeries leave scars?

No: Most facial operations do leave a scar, although they are usually hidden within creases or wrinkles. However, some operations do not leave a scar, such as laser skin surgery or arthroscopy. Some facial operations are completely hidden by being done through the mouth or nose. ...Read more

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Dr. Ed Friedlander
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Scars (Definition)

A scar a condition in which an injury (a cut, ...Read more


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Liver cyst 2.3cm by 2.2 CM on ultrasound before surgery remove tubes and ovaries and lots scar tissue should I see specialist?

Liver cyst 2.3cm by 2.2 CM on ultrasound before surgery remove tubes and ovaries and lots scar tissue should I see specialist?

Primary doctor: Liver cysts are a common occurrence and are routinely found on imaging studies. I assume this cyst was found incidentally? Most cysts are benign and do not require any further testing. Ask your primary doctor to review the characterization of the cyst and consider the need for further studies. ...Read more

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Surgery revealed my gallbladder was corkscrewed on itself and tightly closed shut with scarring on liver. No stones. What could cause this?

Rare: True gallbladder torsion (twisting) is very rare. No known cause other than possibly being born with no attachment of the gallbladder to its usual position under the liver. ...Read more

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Will genioplasty leave major scars on my face? I am considering genioplasty to make my receding chin more prominent, but i'm afraid of having surgery in such an obvious area. Are the incisions made in a hidden area such as under the chin? Are they small e

Will genioplasty leave major scars on my face? I am considering genioplasty to make my receding chin more prominent, but i'm afraid of having surgery in such an obvious area. Are the incisions made in a hidden area such as under the chin? Are they small e

Genioplasty: Genioplasty is a procedure commonly done from inside the mouth, in which case all incisions are hidden within the oral cavity. Traditionally, there are no incisions made on the face, and therefore no scars on the face either. Chin implants usually require a small incision hidden on the underside of the chin. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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What kind of scar does parathyroid surgery leave you with?

What kind of scar does parathyroid surgery leave you with?

A small one.: Typically, an incision for parathyroid (or most thyroid) surgery is about 3" long and follows a slightly curved skin crease just above the collarbones. In most cases, it will heal to about pencil line thickness and be noticeable only to someone looking closely at your neck, although it may be quite noticeable in the first few months. ...Read more

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Have a recent facial scar(1cm)that is healing.Considering corrective surgery.How much it may cost?

Have a recent facial scar(1cm)that is healing.Considering corrective surgery.How much it may cost?

Wait: most of the time plastic surgeon will want complete healing-4-6 months before surgery. Cost varies, by area of body, area of country, insurance, time , etc. Ask your plastic surgeons office for an estimate. ...Read more

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Can you please tell me if when you do a surgery on a scar on your face you lose hair only where there was the scar or around the scar too?

Can you please tell me if when you do a surgery on a scar on your face you lose hair only where there was the scar or around the scar too?

No reason to lose ha: Hair growth is only affected along the cut made to repair the scar. So there should not be any hair loss away from the scar. Most often the scar would get covered by the surrounding hair once they grow long enough to cover the scar. ...Read more

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I broke my wrist 2 weeks ago, doctors said i need surgery, What kind of scar does it leave? I'm too scared about the external metalic things

I broke my wrist 2 weeks ago, doctors said i need surgery, What kind of scar does it leave? I'm too scared about the external metalic things

Hand Fracture Repair: I understand your concern about the scar appearance. The majority of people will heal "normally." In other words, the scar will be minimally apparent. Is there any family history of "keloid" formation or thick scarring after injury or surgery? Also, what is more important, the ability to utilize your hand, or the possibility of a small visible scar. Don't delay your surgery any longer! ...Read more

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My facial scars on either side are unsightly. Should i go in for a scar revision surgery?

My facial scars on either side are unsightly. Should i go in for a scar revision surgery?

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 pigment. Acne scars can also be treated this way or with devices such as ematrix or through subcision. Sometimes wide, jagged, deep, or unsightly scars require scar revision (cut out scar & resew in more cosmetic fashion). See a plastic surgeon! ...Read more