I am 3 weeks post-op from an emergency exploratory laparotomy. I now have a vertical abdominal incision which has areas where the skin does not meet evenly. I can already tell the scar is going to look bad. How soon can a surgeon repair the look of an emergency surgical incision? Is there anything a plastic surgeon can do for me now or do I have to wait until the incision is fully healed?
How Soon After Surgery Can the Scar Be Repaired?
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