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one year ago
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Wound defet

Can my lower arm near my elbow be fixed from dog bite that's left a bad scar.From the dog bite some of my arm is gone. It's like a big dent in my arm where it makes it look like it's a deformed arm

Procedure: Cosmetic Surgery
Type: Question

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Larry Weinstein
ASPS Surgeon

Indented scars can be treated by release of the indentation and fat grafting under it. An alternative is excision of the indentation followed by a flap of full thickness tissue to fill in the deformity.

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Nelson Castillo

An improvement is likely possible but only with an in-person examination of the tissues can the best treatment recommendation be offered.

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Debra Johnson
ASPS Surgeon
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Many scars ca be improved by careful revision of the scar line and recontouring with fat grafting or tissue transfer. For your particular problem, you would need to consult with a board-certified plastic surgeon to see what your options are. Use the Find-A-Surgeon tool on this website to locate an ASPS member surgeon near you. Good luck!

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