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How bad is the scarring from surgery?

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How bad is the scarring from surgery?
« on: July 29, 2009, 07:54:30 AM »
Surgery has always been a consideration of mine.

How noticeable is the scarring from surgery?  Will there be permanently visible lines that I'll end up being embarrassed about when I take my shirt off at the pool?

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Re: How bad is the scarring from surgery?
« Reply #1 on: July 29, 2009, 08:11:14 AM »
Hey...

How visible your scars would be depend on several factors. Factors such as surgeons skill/technique, how your body handles the healing process, how you care for the healing wound, your skin type/colour (apparently dark skinned people end up with more noticeable scars)...

What is your skin colour?

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Surgery: February 16, 2005. - Toronto, Ontario Canada.
Surgeon: Dr. John Craig Fielding   M.D.   F.R.C.S. (C) (416.766.8890)
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Re: How bad is the scarring from surgery?
« Reply #2 on: July 29, 2009, 04:20:29 PM »
I'm white.

Re: How bad is the scarring from surgery?
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2009, 10:32:28 PM »
Scars tend to heal very well after surgery -- they are dependent on the surgeon's skill and technique, the patient's adherence to instructions, and the intrinsic healing of the patient (Mother Nature gets involved here).

Most scars take 6-12 months to settle down, mature and fade.

Poor scars are rare exceptions -- but plastic surgeons have lots of tools in their bag of tricks -- and most scars can be made to be quite acceptable.

If you really want and need the surgery, I would not hold back for fear of what the scars would look like -- it is a trade-off that is very worthwhile.

Dr Jacobs
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815 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10021
Telephone:  (212) 570-6080
Email:  dr.j@elliotjacobsmd.com
Website:  http://www.gynecomastiasurgery.com
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