Can anything be done to improve a scar from a Whipple operation? (photo)
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Whipple Scar Solutions--Revision and combination lasers
A combination of revision and lasers would be able to improve this scar. Co2 laser is the most effective, it has a lot of downtime. Ematrix works great for acne scars but takes many treatments for body and other surgical scars. I suggest seeing a lasers and scarring for a formal evaluation. Best, Dr. Emer.
Can anything be done to improve a scar from a Whipple operation?
Thank you for sharing your question and photograph. Improvement in a surgical scar can be performed, while also correcting any underlying muscle laxity, by way of a surgical revision. The older scar can be surgically removed and with this exposure the underlying musculature can be tightened before closing the overlying skin in such a manner as to avoid any indentation. Be sure to see an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon in consultation to discuss your options.
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