Scarring after surgery

Although scars from surgical procedures cannot be avoided, good surgeons should be able to minimise their size. Scars will vary according to the area that is operated on and the exact type of surgery that is done. Keyhole or laparoscopic surgery may be possible. If so, your scar will be significantly smaller than with open surgery.

If you are concerned or embarrassed about surgical scars, it can sometimes help to see pictures taken by other people who have them.