Scarred for life?

3.5 years post op with incision scars on my rib cage. Are there any treatments I can get to make them less noticeable? Thanks

August 28th, 2016 VIC

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    Dr. Raymond Goh

    Raymond Goh

    123 answers

    Plastic Surgeon
    Queensland, Australia

    Hi Closer. Thank you for posting your question.
    The only thing that can be offered for a sub-optimal scar this far down the tract post surgery is a scar revision. Steps can be taken to make the new scar less visible, such as taping, massage, and topical applications. There is however no guarantee that the new scar will not be visible.
    I would suggest seeing your plastic surgeon to discuss if this could be an option.
    All the very best.
    Dr Ray GohValley Plastic Surgery