My boyfriend is going in for surgery because he has a hernia. Is there any way the surgeon can minimize scarring?

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Surgeons are trained in a variety of techniques to close skin after surgery. However, there is no perfect solution and every incision, no matter how meticulously closed, results in a small scar. Regardless, it is important after surgery to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon; usually, keeping the area dry and avoiding sun exposure are the best tricks to minimizing scar formation.

Answered by Vascular Institute of Chattanooga (View Profile)

Surgeons are trained in a variety of techniques to close skin after surgery. However, there is no perfect solution and every incision, no matter how meticulously closed, results in a small scar. Regardless, it is important after surgery to follow the instructions provided by your surgeon; usually, keeping the area dry and avoiding sun exposure are the best tricks to minimizing scar formation.

Published on Jul 11, 2012


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