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Fall on glass with slash on chin. Advised 3m medical tape. Will it leave a scar? Plastic surgeon? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 11-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
User:good evening
User:I wanted to speak with a Plastic surgon
Doctor:I am a General Physician, I believe I can help you within my expertise and If required I shall recommend a specialist.
User:sure then, thank you so much
User:my daughter Kashish who is 2 yrs old had fall
User:i am just pasting you the Dr. remarks for your reference
User:Provisional Diagnosis: h/o fall onto a glass object and injuring her right cheek at around 6:00pm in the evening, EXPLORTION AND NERVE REPAIR+SKIN CLOSURING FIR EXPLORTION AND NERVE REPAIR+SKIN CLOSURING
User:Dr. i am now worried abt her scar on the chin
Doctor:Was the surgery done by a plastic surgeon?
User:yes very much
Doctor:I don't think that you have to worry much about the scar.
Doctor:The plastic surgeon would have taken maximum care to prevent the scar formation.
User:he is asking us to use 3m tape and nothing has been advised
User:for any cream or anyother advice
Doctor:That is fine. Scar formation mainly depends on the suturing procedure.
User:he said he has also put micro suter were every required
Doctor:There is no cream that prevents scar formation.
User:but i can see the cut very clearly on her check
User:and what about consulting dermatolgist
Doctor:The XXXXXXX disappears only after healing. Until that the cut would be seen.
Doctor:There is nothing to be done until the wound heals.
User:are you aware of 3m medical tape?
User:is it effective
User:and how wil it help the scar
Doctor:It is very effective in holding the wound edges together.
Doctor:It prevents gaping of the wound.
User:so will that be helpful for her while healing
Doctor:Surely. It will prevent scarring
User:any other advice?
User:on what to do
User:what abt the Dermotologist
Doctor:Please wait until the day the surgeon has asked to wait.
Doctor:Is there any removable sutures?
User:no Dr
User:they have already removed
Doctor:When was it removed?
User:there were few micro and few regular suchers
User:it was removed on 8th Feb
Doctor:In that case, you can visit a dermatologist. I believe that the treatment from the surgeon is over.
User:yes its all done from him
Doctor:So you can continue visiting the dermatologist now.
Doctor:Let he/she have a look at it.
Doctor:Once it is examined, you will have a better picture about the treatment.
Doctor:Hope I had been able to clear your doubts.
Doctor:Is there anything else I can help you with?
User:is there a dermatologist i can chat with
Doctor:No. Specialists does not come on chat. You can post a query to the specialist.
User:i will do so
User:thank you so much!
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Have a nice day.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:same to you to, thank you for your time
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