Can cosmetic surgery fix a scar on my tummy from a previous operation?

Improvement likely. Scars can never be removed completely but there are many options to improve them. Often abdominal scars are removed with a tummy tuck, but there will be a new and hopefully not noticeable one along the bikini line. See an experienced plastic surgeon for advice about your personal concerns since each case is different.
Improve. Fix, erase, eliminate, disappear are good words to avoid using in discussions about plastic surfery.
Sometimes. Depending on the nature of the previous scar, scar revision surgery or tummy tuck surgery may be helpful. Given that every patient situation's is different, in person consultation and a full communication of goals as well as risks/complications is necessary. Best wishes.
Yes. It is not uncommon for a mini tummy tuck to be used to correct an unsightly horizontal c-section scar or to use a full tummy tuck to completely remove an undesireable vertical c-section scar.
Lessen. The human body heals by scarring, so every time an incision is made in the skin the body will heal with a scar. Plastic surgeons use techniques to minimize what a scar might look like. However, a big factor in how a scar ultimately appears is the individual patient's genetics.
Abd/scar/repair. Most likely. But only in person examination allows a response to type of surgery...
Possibly. While scar revision may reduce the width of scars it is unlikely that the length of the scar can be reduced.
Depends. It depends on the size, location, and severity of the scar. I recommend seeing a board certified plastic surgeon who could help you determine the best course of treatment for you.

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I have a scar from surgery. Will cosmetic surgery improve it?

Scar revision. Depending on the extent and depth of the scar kenalog (triamcinolone) injections can minimize the appearance of the scars. For more complicated scars, scar revision may be needed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Read more...
Scars are permanent. While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. Read more...
Scars are permanent. Scars are the bodies mechanism to heal a wound. They are permanent but if the scar follows the normal facial or body contour then it has the best opportunity to heal well. Scars may be revised but will be replaced with another scar; hopefully, of better quality. Not all areas of the body heal well. Areas such as knees, elbows or the mid chest stretch the healing scar causing it to widen. Read more...
Scar post surgery. The first step is to go to a board certified plastic surgeon to see the extent of the scar.It may require some injections or may need to be dermabrade or excised.www.beautybybrueck.com. Read more...

Is there cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of scars from burns?

Depends. It depends on the type of scar and location. This is a very difficult question to answer without examining your scars. I would recommend going to see a board certified plastic surgeon who specializes in burn reconstruction to determine the best course of treatment for you. Read more...
Yes. Depending on size, extent and symptoms of post-burn scarring...Treatment ranges from scar removal and closure by moving adjacent skin to cover and close, removal with skin grafting the site to decrease appearance, topical treatment with silicone gel sheeting to quiet the site. Variable also to actual "degree" of burn. Examination would provide those answers from consultation. Read more...
Yes. Depending on the nature of the scar a combination of surgical procedures and laser procedures can be used to improve the appearance of scars. Read more...
Yes many options. There are a variety of treatment options depending on the characteristics of the scar such as color, texture, thickness, size, location, direction, etc. Read more...
Laser Skin Treatment. If your burn scar is minor (mild discoloration), avoid sun exposure to the area and apply a bleaching cream (such as hydroquinone or kojic acid). If; however, you have a more severe or extensive burn scar, seek treatment with a dermatologist who is proficient with using lasers for scar revision. Scars can be dramatically improved (both clinically and functionally) by lasers. Read more...
Sort of.... Cosmetic surgery=changing something that was "normal." reconstructive surgery=changing something diseased or traumatized to ake it look more normal. Surgery and lasers can make burn scars look bettrt sometimes but i consider that reconstructive surgery. Best see a plastic surgeon. Read more...

What happens if any one has had reconstructive or cosmetic surgery to repair the scar from having pyloric stenosis as a baby?

Which scar. i assume you are talking about the abdominal wall scar. there will be no effect other than having a different looking scar and hopefully more pleasing to you. Read more...

I have a flat, white facial scar on my cheek 17.5 mm by 3.5 mm. What are the odds that plastic/cosmetic surgery will improve my appearance?

Surgery will help. It sounds like this scar may be able to be excised with a surgical scar removal. The incision line could then be smoothed with laser if necessary. Read more...
Very good. This scar could be significantly reduced by scar revision.But there is no guarantee.Contact an experienced plastic surgeon for consult. Read more...
50:50. If your scar is flat and white it is likely mature and probably won't change much without surgery. Being that it is 3.5 mm wide cutting it out and reclosing it may help to narrow it some depending on your innate ability to heal. It really depends on the circumstances of the initial injury and care given since. Read more...
Scars are permanent. While scars are permanent, there are different treatments that can help minimize, fade or hide surgical scars. Talk to a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what your options are. Read more...
Possible. You may benefit from in person consultation with well experienced board-certified plastic surgeons. Given that the width of the scar is 3.5 mm, it is possible that scar revision surgery may help decrease its width. Since it is already a flat scar, revisionary surgery will not necessarily improve the appearance of the scar significantly in that regard ( as opposed to a depressed scar). Read more...
Scar. Different treatment options vary depending on the appearance. There are techniques that can improve the appearance but nothing erases or removes scars. Read more...

What are the best ways to promote scar healing after cosmetic surgery?

First, make sure... ...That the wound edges do not have too much tension on them. (a good cosmetic surgeon will make sure there is not, but ask anyway.) keep the incision(s) clean and dry. (infections are a major cause of bad scarring.) applying a silicone "scar sheet" (available otc at most pharmacies) at bedtime may help as well, although evidence for this is not entirely convincing. Read more...
Good health habits. Good hygiene, nutrition, avoidance of tobacco products including secondhand, tight control of diabetes, following your surgeons instructions closely, avoid traumatizing area, avoid other sources of infection, stay well hydrated and get light exercise to enhance your circulation. Read more...
Time is essential. Any wound, whether surgical or from trauma, takes time to heal. The scar will go though different phases of wound healing that all take time to complete. The best things you can do to promote healing is eat a good, high-protein diet, apply moisturizer or other hydrating scar creams, and avoid uv or sun exposure without using a broad spectrum sunscreen with spf > 30. Read more...
No smoking. I forgot to add to my previous answer that you need to avoid smoking and tobacco in all it's forms. Read more...
Before/during/after! The entirety of the care delivered will effect scar. This includes age, associated medical diseases, history of tobacco use, nutritional status as well as surgical technique and skill will effect the ultimate scar appearance in addition to post operative measures such as well optimal tissue oxygenation, blood pressure, swelling, wound tension, wound care, timing of suture removal & close follow up. Read more...
Various options. While every patient scars differently, and genetics has a huge role in what kind of scarring is produced, various options exist to help healing. Gentle massage and pressure over the healing scar, especially when in the shower, has been shown to help. There are a number of products on the market that promise “no scar”, but none of these are definitively proven to work in everyone, all the time. Read more...
Several things. Nutrition! increase protein, high whole vitamin c, keep wound moist with doctor recommended ointment at all times. No smoking. Zinc. Recommend organic superfruits potent anti inflammatories ( youshi guo). Read more...

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and moles without scarring?

Depends on surgery. Your skin will always heal with a scar of cut deep enough to remove most moles, but the scars can look good and usually better than many moles if performed by an experienced dermatologist or plastic surgeon. I like to shave raised benign moles flat, they usually heal beautifully with minimal scarring. Read more...
Depends on ...... I prefer to use laser to remove small moles / tags, etc..........If the skin is ok for that. There are several ways to "skin that cat", but healing mostly depends on your genetics and how well you take care of the wound. Read more...
There's always... A possibility of scarring. Laser is sometimes useful, as is the ellman loop cautery, to remove skin lesions with minimal scarring. Read more...

Can cosmetic surgery flatten out small skin lumps and remove moles without any scarring?

No. Everything heals with some type of scar tissue. However, in the right hands, these scars care be very difficult to see. Read more...
Yes, but Derm first . Plastic surgeons have many techniques for removal of skin lesions that leave the area scar free. If you are going this route, have the skin lesions and the rest of your body checked by a dermatologist first. Read more...
Without scars? No. Any time skin lumps, bumps, or lesions are removed (whether it be surgically, chemically or with a laser), it will leave a scar. If done expertly, and carefully, the scars will be well-hidden, and imperceptible to friends or casual observers. You will likely always know they are there, simply because you know what was done. Before you remove anything, always rule out skin cancer first. Read more...