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Old 06-14-2003, 05:59 AM   #1
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Question surgery scars ?

I had sergery several years ago that left some scars. They are not very thick, but they are noticeable. Is there something that can be done this late in the game to reduce them? Or do I need to go to a cosmetic surgeon?

 
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Old 06-14-2003, 11:14 PM   #2
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hey there! I dont know if this will help..but they have been advertising a product recently..it think it is called scar therapy? that is supposed to at least lessen the appearance of scars, and I think that pertains to older ones as well...have you seen or tried that?
I know what you mean..I have had at least 3 different abdominal surgeries and a back surgery and I look like someone got me good...but I gave up on it a long time ago.... I only wear one pc swm suits anyway so...

 
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Old 06-15-2003, 12:24 AM   #3
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Hi, I had recent surgery and I'm trying to avoid scar tissue if that is possible. My incision is healing but at 4 weeks is very red and bumpy along the incision line. Do you know if these little bumps under the skin will recede or do they remain that way. I'm putting vitamin E cream on it along with massaging omega 3-6-9 on the area. I've read that Emu oil is good for breaking down scar tissue and I think it can be used on older scars as well, but I'm not sure. It's a little pricey around here, but you may want to check into it. I'll let you know how it goes.

 
Old 06-15-2003, 08:16 AM   #4
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dorri, since your surgery is more recent, you might want to try scarguard. i have used it and it works pretty well, especially on newer scars.

 
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