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Scar. It’s a four letter dreaded word that cannot possibly mean anything good. Scars in cosmetically sensitive areas such as the face, hands, breasts, and belly can certainly make one self conscious and seek out scar revision surgery. But scars can sometimes be managed well without surgery. In fact, generally speaking one should not jump into surgery for at LEAST 6 months since the injury, as scars will mature and likely improve with good scar management protocols including sunscreen, silicone gels, massaging, medical tattooing, and possible steroid injection. Surgery can always be a final resort, but even surgery has its limitations. So, if you have a scar that bothers you, it may be worthwhile to get it evaluated because early intervention can make the outcome better.

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