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I Have A Stitch Mark Above My Upper Lip

i have a stitch mark above my upper lip on the moustache area. I want to get it removed using plastic surgery. can you please let me know how painful will it be and how much approx can it cost ?
Tue, 3 Jul 2012
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Cosmetic & Plastic Surgeon 's  Response
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thanks for your query on healthcare forum.Any troublesome scar over the face can be revised and the procedure is known as scar revision .The treatment is done once the scar is mature ie. more than atleast 9 to 12 months old with no redness or blanching in the scar .The treatment depends upon the site , colour , texture , elevation or depression characterstics and the direction of the scar.Any treatment done has just one intention : to make the scar as inconspicuous as possible.The surgical treatment may be supplimented with Laser treatment or some ointments or injection therapy.If you are a male and keep your mustache we can just implant few hair follicles using FUE technique which camouflages the scar.What treatment is best for you can only be determined once the exact picture of the scar is seen.
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General Surgeon Dr. Rajat Gupta's  Response
Hello

There are many options which can explored for such a scar. But the final and best option can only be decided when once I examine you.

Scar revisions and laser resurfacing both can be a good option.

It would be relatively painless as procedures will be done under local anaesthesia. and cost depens on what treatment you will exactly need.

Hope this helps

Dr. Rajat Gupta
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Dermatologist Dr. Bharat Chawda's  Response
Hi!

welcome to HealthcareMagic forum,

If it is small linear stitch mark then don't get it removed as even after plastic surgery it is going to remain as it is.If it is raised above the skin level then injections would help good to flatten it .If depressed then a filler might help .So,consult a plastic surgeon or a dermatologist regarding possibility of improvement.

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Dr.chawda
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I Have A Stitch Mark Above My Upper Lip

Hi thanks for your query on healthcare forum.Any troublesome scar over the face can be revised and the procedure is known as scar revision .The treatment is done once the scar is mature ie. more than atleast 9 to 12 months old with no redness or blanching in the scar .The treatment depends upon the site , colour , texture , elevation or depression characterstics and the direction of the scar.Any treatment done has just one intention : to make the scar as inconspicuous as possible.The surgical treatment may be supplimented with Laser treatment or some ointments or injection therapy.If you are a male and keep your mustache we can just implant few hair follicles using FUE technique which camouflages the scar.What treatment is best for you can only be determined once the exact picture of the scar is seen. God Bless