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Alexander Rivkin, MD
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Forehead scar from flap surgery
ok....i had a forhead flap to repair nasal tip necrosis and the scar left on my forehead is terrible its going staright up from eyebrow to hairline its white and slightly depressed....ive tried lasers, and fillers seemed to just make a bump beside the scar....the scar is depressed just enough to catch light....what can i do.....im even looking into medial tattoing....????

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los angeles, CA
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Tough problem  April 17, 2011 2:07 PM

Without examining you its hard to say, but surgical scar revision may be your best option at this point. I dont know which filer you used and how experienced the injector was. It would be important to know if the attempt at filling the scar was definitive or not. Sometimes these scars really will not come up and sometimes it is a question of technique. Sorry I can't be of more help.

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scar   April 18, 2011 11:59 AM

Gunternose. Is this DR. Gunter nose reconstruction?
He is the best rhinoplasty and reconstruction surgeon.
If so go back to him and he will give you a good advise

no gunter did this to me  April 18, 2011 12:19 PM

www.nosejobgonebad.com and another female

Forehead flap reconstruction scars.  April 19, 2011 5:05 PM

To be fair to Dr. Gunter, be sure to read his side of it as well as yours:



BTW, I do not know Dr. Gunter personally and he and I have never met. I only know of his reputation and the body of his published/presented work, which historically has been outstandingly good.

I hope, however, that you are able to achieve a satisfactory scar. Have you followed up with the surgeon who performed the flap (I assume it was not Dr. Gunter) to seek his/her advice?

All the best,


  August 15, 2011 10:58 AM

i'm sorry to hear that..i may need the same surgery...they say the scarring is worse on men...but did the surgery fix ur nose because at the end of the day i would rather have a scar on my forehead than a messed up nose like mine is now



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