I Had a Heart Surgery in 1974 when I Was Born Prematurely. Incision Went from my Back Right Shoulder Blade to my Left Breast?

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Treatment of keloid scars on the chest and back - Los Angeles

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Treatment of keloid scars from heart surgery can be performed with a combination of pulsed dye laser and injections.

Raffy Karamanoukian Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Lasers for surgical scars

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You can likely benefit from laser treatment to reduce the appearance and soften your scars. It might be difficult to obtain insurance coverage but in instances where I feel it is necessary, I am happy to advocate for my patients for this. 

Omar Ibrahimi, MD
Stamford Dermatologic Surgeon
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