View Full Version : Dr. Lindsey Scar excision and small plug improvement, McLean VA

Dr. Lindsey
09-21-2010, 06:07 AM
This fellow had several previous surgeries at a nearby facility with a combination of minigrafts and strip surgeries. His main complaint was that his scar was visible after haircuts or when the hair was wet.

He and I together outlined the scar that he wanted excised. I thought we'd get maybe 20 grafts of varying health out...but surprisingly we got 81 singles and 81 doubles which we place along his frontal and lateral hairline where he was a bit thin and pluggy.

Shown are intraop and day 9 pictures. He is to stop by monthly for scar checks and if pertinent, I'll update his progress.

Note a 3 layer closure. The deepest layer will dissolve in months, and took most of the load off of the skin. The usual deep layer took the remaining load off and the skin sutures were small, the same size I use for facelifts, and were only to keep the skin edges the same level.

Dr. Lindsey McLean vA

09-21-2010, 12:23 PM
Continually impressed Doc by your scar work - keep up the good work!:cool:

09-22-2010, 02:29 AM
Great stuff doc - your scar work is as always impressive. Keep up the great work!

09-22-2010, 09:14 PM
Just wanted to say Dr. Lindsey did a great job on this.

I'm the patient in the photos and the scar is healing up nicely at almost 1 month.

No pain and no tightness at all with the scar and I'll be back for monthly checkups and probably 1 more procedure to reduce it a tad more.

Dr. Lindsey
09-28-2010, 08:47 AM
Thanks Ryth, it was a pleasure to work with you thus far.

Dr. Lindsey McLean VA