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What is the Best Way to Remove a Scar from Brachioplasty Surgery?

What is the Best Way to Remove a Scar from Brachioplasty Surgery?

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Removal of scars following arm lift.

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Thanks for your question.  Unfortunately there isn't a way to remove scars.  However, scars can be made less noticeable depending on the specific scar.  Wide scars can be made thinner.  Scars that are higher or lower than the surrounding tissue can be made flat.  And scars that are a different color than the surrounding tissue can be made closer in color. It really depends on our specific set of circumstances.

Phoenix Plastic Surgeon
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Remove a Scar from Brachioplasty Surgery

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There is no way to remove a scar. Once present, it is always there.

There are ways to improve certain scars. Sometimes this involves topical agents, sometimes injection, sometimes laser.

Occasionally surgery to revise the scars is the best approach with the expectation that the new scar will be more favorable.

Discuss your options with your surgeons.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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What is the Best Way to Remove a Scar from Brachioplasty Surgery?

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In our practice we would perform a scar revision.  There is less tension on the tissue resulting in a much more appealing incision line.

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Arm Lifting and Scarring?

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Thank you for the question.

Arm lifting is an great procedure to improve the contour of the arms and remove  redundant skin and adipose tissue;  the downside is a relatively high rate of unsatisfactory scarring and the need for revisionary surgery.  One of the keys to success with this operation is keeping the resulting scar line as “hidden” as possible. Unfortunately, there is no way of “removing the scar” after any type of surgical procedure.

I hope this helps.

Web reference: http://www.poustiplasticsurgery.com/Procedures/Procedure_armLift.htm

San Diego Plastic Surgeon
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Howdo you remove Bracioplasty Scars?

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While there is no way to eliminate scarring it can be controlled, 3 things make scars poor

1. Wide Scars 2. Raised scars 3. Red scars.

Wide scars need to be surgically revised, Raised scars I recommend topical silicone gel strips, Red Scars can be lightened using IPL or bleaching creams. Seek out someone who is board certified and has experience in the procedure. Good luck!

Baton Rouge Plastic Surgeon
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No such thing as scar "removal"

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Once you have a scar, it is permanent.  It might be able to be revised to improve it but there will alwyas be a scar there.  Brachioplasty scars are notoriously poor because of the thin skin in the inner arm.

Seattle Plastic Surgeon
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