Hi! I have a surgical scar from fractured femur. It's 20 cm long and 1/2 cm wide and it's not even, has little holes and bumps(of skin color). Also the intervention then, kind of sliced my side of the leg so my legs are not of the same size in circumference. I'd like to have a scar revision that'd make it look even, without bumps and fill my side of the leg to make my legs even. Options?
Thanks for your question! From your description it seems like your incision may have been closed with staples that’s why you have that appearance. I think the best option would be to excise that scar and perform a more cosmetic closure.
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Without seeing at least photos it is difficult to say whether a scar revision would help. I would though recommend using something like ScaRxtape for several months after a revision.
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Dear Maria, thanks for your question. Of course we'll need photos but a scar revision with proper layered closure and possibly fat grafting has a good chance to improve a scar. I hope this helps. Feel free to contact with photos for further info.
Thank you for sharing your excellent question. Unfortunately without a full series of photographs it is difficult to offer definite advice but a scar revision this far out should be possible to improve upon your current result. See a series of ASPS board certified plastic surgeons in consultation to discuss.
I believe a scar revision, and perhaps some fat grafting into your leg, can improve the appearance of the scar and your leg in general. I have a patient who was a mail carrier bitten by a dog in her leg. I did a similar procedure. Go see a board-certified plastic surgeon who also does a lot of reconstruction. Good luck.