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What does the scar from skin cancer vs mole removal look like?
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Scar is a scar
Scars look the same, irrespective of the reason for surgery.

In brief: Scar is a scar
Scars look the same, irrespective of the reason for surgery.
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Dr. Gurmukh Singh
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Size is key
The lesion is less important than the defect left after excision.
This is more relevant tothey type of scar gievm that all other factors are the same.

In brief: Size is key
The lesion is less important than the defect left after excision.
This is more relevant tothey type of scar gievm that all other factors are the same.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Ram Kalus
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: No difference.
The appearance of a scar is less dependent on the lesion that was removed, than the location on the body or face of the lesion, and the skill of the plastic surgeon who removed it.
Hopefully, under favorable circumstances, such a scar can heal almost invisibly.

In brief: No difference.
The appearance of a scar is less dependent on the lesion that was removed, than the location on the body or face of the lesion, and the skill of the plastic surgeon who removed it.
Hopefully, under favorable circumstances, such a scar can heal almost invisibly.
Dr. Ram Kalus
Dr. Ram Kalus
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