Scars Left After Surgery

i had male masectomy in 1974-5 leaving 2 large horse shoe shaped scares below each nipple how can i get rid of them?

Doctor Answers 2

Scar revision surgery

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Scar revision is the only way to "get rid" of scars.  This simply means that the old scar is removed and replaced by a new scar.  Hopefully the new scar will be more acceptable to you.

Male mastectomy scars

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It would be helpful to have more information or to see photos in order to answer your question.  Some scars can be improved while others cannot.  It is not possible to remove a scar without leaving another.  The goal would be to leave a better scar.  Please see a board certified plastic surgeon for a consultation.  I'm sure they will try to help you if possible.

Albert Dabbah, MD
Boca Raton Plastic Surgeon

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