I had exploratory surgery and it left an ugly unsatisfying deep scar and lumpiness, what's the best way to fix this? (Photo)
Doctor Answers 2
Abdominal Scar Solutions-Combination laser treatment
This type of scar can be improved with a combination of lasers, microneedling/prp and possible revision. I recommend getting a formal consultation with a scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer
You do not need fat transfer it.
This will not fix your problem.
You have a scar that has contracted.
This is not uncommon for scars on the central abdomen or vertical abdominal scars.
Your best option is a scar vision.
These can at times be covered by medical insurance though it's far from a guarantee that insurance will pay for it or that a plastic surgeon will go through the lengthy back-and-forth process of dealing with the appealing denials for surgery.
A simple score a vision can be done in an office setting with local anesthesia and should not cost all that much.
Perhaps you'll find someone to do it for $500 or so.
Mats Hagstrom M.D.
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