Recommendations for improving appearance of stomach surgery scar? (photos)
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You look to have a great result from your pyloric stenosis surgery scar revision. Scars from surgery performed when very young often grow and can be quite irregular.
The quality of your scar looks excellent and I don't think it can be improved. If there is a small bump of fat above the scar casting a shadow (its a bit difficult to tell from the photo) then a small amount of liposuction here can improve the contour. Best wishes.
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Stomach Scar Solutions with lasers, microneedling/prp, revision
This can be improved with a combination approach of revision, lasers, microneedling/prp and/or fillers. I recommend a consultation with a scarring expert. Best, Dr. Emer
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I like to treat depressed scars with a " vest over pants" technique. In this type of scar revision, instead of cutting out and discarding the scar, only the top layer of the scar is removed ( like skinning it) . The remaining scar is tucked under the upper skin like a vest goes over pants. This way, the depression and the shadowing is improved by smoothing out the puckered in portion. It works well. Find a board certified plastic surgeon to do this. Good luck!
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