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How can I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear ?

How can I get an open heart surgery scar to disappear? I am a 13 year old boy who has had open heart surgery 5 years ago. There is a scar about 7 inches long on the front of my chest. I want it to go away. Can anybody help me?
Tue, 15 Dec 2009
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hi my daughter had open heart surgery when she was 9 months old .sorry to tell you that the scar dont go away it will probably fade and you may get chest hair to hide it but dont be ashamed off this scar for it is this that probably saved your life my daughter wouldnt trade her scar for the world she is only 5 years old now and loves her magic scar that fixed her poorly heart chin up kid and and any woman who thinks its ugly is shallow and you deserve better take care kid and keep smiling xx
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