Article medically reviewed by Dr. Gavin Chan (MBBS, cosmetic physician, liposuctionist)
Templestowe Lower and Berwick Clinics
Dr. Gavin Chan has a background in intensive care, anaesthesia, and emergency medicine. Since 2004, Dr. Chan has provided cosmetic procedures, including anti-wrinkle injections, dermal fillers, liposuction, fat transfer, skin needling, and laser treatments. He is a doctor trainer for various dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle injections.
I am doing some enquiring about how to get rid of my scars.
I have a few scars from having surgery but one big scar from half way from my stomach to top of my pelvis. and also a raised bit on side of my belly button which I think is a little hernia.
I just want to know if plastic or cosmetic surgery can get rid of these. I am very self conscious in summer when i would like to wear bikinis with no top. But I hate the look of my stomach. I just want it smooth out.
How much would it cost as well?
Firstly, it is possible to reduce the appearance of scars, but it is not possible to ‘get rid’ of them completely. In some cases the scar requires surgical revision , that is , it is re-cut and sutured back together in a better fashion to achieve a smaller scar. In other cases, a laser such as the Fraxel laser can be used to remodel the collagen in the scar to help to smooth it out. Finally, in some cases, where the scar is painful, itchy and growing at a fast rate, it is possible that this is a keloid scar and this type of scarring usually requires cortisone injections.