Is It Possible to Get Rid of a Chest Surgery Scar?

Doctor Answers 3

Keloids and thick scars on the chest can be improved with laser

Chest surgery scars can be improved dramatically with laser, IIT, and pressure treatment.  They rarely require surgical excision. 

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
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Get rid of a scar? Think scar improvement

I agree with the other docs here. Your goal should be improvement. It is unrealistic to expect something to disappear completely, especially if it is a scar!

Hope this helps you!

Beverly Johnson, MD
Silver Spring Dermatologic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 7 reviews

Chest scar

It is impossible to get rid of a long standing scar.  Sometimes the scar can be softened, flattened, made smaller, thinner with various technqiues.  But overall, a scar is a permanent thing.

Steven Wallach, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
4.1 out of 5 stars 28 reviews

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