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How do I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear?

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Dr. Daniel Engelman
Surgery - Thoracic
2 doctors agree

In brief: Not possible

A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent.

In brief: Not possible

A plastic surgeon can sometimes revise a skin wound in order to make it less apparent.
Dr. Daniel Engelman
Dr. Daniel Engelman
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Dr. David Yan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: You can't

Scars tend to fade with time, but never really go away.
Some areas of the body tend to scar worse than others. Sternal wounds tend to scar a bit more than places like the face or neck. You can try things like silicone sheeting or steroid injections if your scar is hypertrophic.

In brief: You can't

Scars tend to fade with time, but never really go away.
Some areas of the body tend to scar worse than others. Sternal wounds tend to scar a bit more than places like the face or neck. You can try things like silicone sheeting or steroid injections if your scar is hypertrophic.
Dr. David Yan
Dr. David Yan
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