I had a lipoma removed from my arm and it left a rather large, very noticeable scar

Question:

I had a lipoma removed from my arm and it left a rather large, very noticeable scar. I am 63 years old, a proud old Southerner and wear sleeveless shirts most of the time. The scar always catches my attention and I am beginning to hate it. What procedure do you use for scar removal?

Answer:

Answer:
The procedure used to remove a scar is what is referred to as a ‘scar revision procedure’. This typically consists of removing the old scar and replacing it with a surgically designed scar camouflage type procedure. Using modern techniques and scar revision procedures, this can often be made to look considerably less noticeable as compared to the previous scar. It is important that the patient understand that it will always look worse before it looks better after having a scar revision procedure, but it is possible that improvement could be accomplished. Furthermore, many patients who undergo scar revision procedures can have some additional degree of improvement with scar camouflage using laser abrasion or dermabrasion.

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