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How to get rid of a g-tube scar?
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Can't
Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of a scar. The best we can do is to make it less noticeable.
Sometimes all that requires is time, massage, and sun avoidance. Other times it requires more such as laser treatments, steroid injections or scar revisions. If this scar is over a year old or significantly indented than may require revision. Consult board cert. Plastic surgeon.

In brief: Can't
Unfortunately there is no way to get rid of a scar. The best we can do is to make it less noticeable.
Sometimes all that requires is time, massage, and sun avoidance. Other times it requires more such as laser treatments, steroid injections or scar revisions. If this scar is over a year old or significantly indented than may require revision. Consult board cert. Plastic surgeon.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Leto Quarles
Family Medicine
In brief: Scars are permanent
Unfortunately, scars are permanent.
If the scar is very large, puckered, and bumpy, there are cosmetic treatments that a plastic surgeon can do to improve the appearance (which may or may not be covered by insurance), but there will always be some scar there. If you are having pain in the scar, it should be rechecked by your original surgeon to make sure there aren't other complications.

In brief: Scars are permanent
Unfortunately, scars are permanent.
If the scar is very large, puckered, and bumpy, there are cosmetic treatments that a plastic surgeon can do to improve the appearance (which may or may not be covered by insurance), but there will always be some scar there. If you are having pain in the scar, it should be rechecked by your original surgeon to make sure there aren't other complications.
Dr. Leto Quarles
Dr. Leto Quarles
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