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Is it possible to have a plastic surgeon remove a large facial scar?

7 doctors weighed in
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Scars can be changed

Scars cannot be removed, only changed so that they look more imperceptible.
This often involves reorienting the scar so that the eye cannot follow it as easily. Supplementary procedures such as dermabrasion or lasers can help refine the final result. See a competent plastic or facial plastic surgeon for a credible opinion. Good luck!

In brief: Scars can be changed

Scars cannot be removed, only changed so that they look more imperceptible.
This often involves reorienting the scar so that the eye cannot follow it as easily. Supplementary procedures such as dermabrasion or lasers can help refine the final result. See a competent plastic or facial plastic surgeon for a credible opinion. Good luck!
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Dr. Minas Constantinides
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Plastic surgeons do remove scars, but the area needs to heal again.
Scars are the product of healing. By carefuly removing the scar and repairing (sometimes rearranging) the resultant wound, often a better scar can be obtained. Scar revision includes everything from massage to surgery, with goal of optimizing healing and minimizing the appearance of the scar.

In brief: Yes

Plastic surgeons do remove scars, but the area needs to heal again.
Scars are the product of healing. By carefuly removing the scar and repairing (sometimes rearranging) the resultant wound, often a better scar can be obtained. Scar revision includes everything from massage to surgery, with goal of optimizing healing and minimizing the appearance of the scar.
Dr. Joseph Mele
Dr. Joseph Mele
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Dr. Aaron Fay
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes in many cases

In most cases it is possible for a plastics surgeon to improve the appearance of a traumatic scar. Surgery, lasers, and creams can all be useful in correcting facial scars due to trauma.
It is not always possible to repair the scar perfectly, but in most cases dramatic improvements can be made.

In brief: Yes in many cases

In most cases it is possible for a plastics surgeon to improve the appearance of a traumatic scar. Surgery, lasers, and creams can all be useful in correcting facial scars due to trauma.
It is not always possible to repair the scar perfectly, but in most cases dramatic improvements can be made.
Dr. Aaron Fay
Dr. Aaron Fay
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Dr. Joshua Cooper
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Facial Scar Revision

-plastic surgeons commonly revise scars of the face.
It is important to understand that scars are permanent, and although we may improve their appearance with an operation, laser treatment, or a peel, they will not disappear completely. -i definitely recommend meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what may be done to help improve your scar. -best of luck! dr-cooper.Com.

In brief: Facial Scar Revision

-plastic surgeons commonly revise scars of the face.
It is important to understand that scars are permanent, and although we may improve their appearance with an operation, laser treatment, or a peel, they will not disappear completely. -i definitely recommend meeting with a board-certified plastic surgeon to find out what may be done to help improve your scar. -best of luck! dr-cooper.Com.
Dr. Joshua Cooper
Dr. Joshua Cooper
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