Talk With Your Doctor About Your Surgical Scar

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Doctors have very ideas about what is a ‘nice’ surgical scar.


In Your Health Minute,

Doctors and patients often disagree about how their scars look after surgery.

Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania asked over 4 thousand patients and their surgeons to assess the severity of their scars.

They disagreed in their evaluations 28 percent of the time.

Patients were more likley to focus on the depth of the scar while doctors tended to emphasize color and texture.

So talk with your doctor before the surgery about what to expect.


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