Scar revision, what kind of suture is best for my Appendectomy? (Photo)

I had my appendix ruptured back in 2008. now I'm seeking to redo a plastic surgery but wondering what type of suture would have the best result? I will visit a certified experienced plastic surgery for a personal close up examination, but I'd like you to give your opinion as it might help enlighten me for options to consider. look at pictures and see how i have the scare close to my belly button which could be risky. Also some part of the scar seem like glued, it does not move a bit thanks!

Doctor Answers 2

Appendectomy scar

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I would begin with surgical scar revision, followed by fractional lasers, IIT, and Plato's Scar Serum to improve your scars. 


Dr. Karamanoukian

Los Angeles

Los Angeles Plastic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 95 reviews

Appendectomy Scar--Scar on Stomach--Lasers, Scar revision, Tummmy tuck

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I recommend an in-person evaluation with an expert.  Lasers are sometimes useful but will not get rid of the scar completely. You may need a scar revision or tummy tuck/skin removal to change the skin/scar in that area.   Best, Dr. Emer.

Jason Emer, MD
Los Angeles Dermatologic Surgeon
4.8 out of 5 stars 204 reviews

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