if you get a cut on your face that requires stitches and you go to the ER is it better to ask for a plastic surgeon or a maxillofacial to stitch you up? And is the hospital required to give you one if you ask for it?
posted by john123357
on Feb 28, 2013 -
As a toddler I had some surgery. I was always told that it was for a hernia, but I'm not so sure, and I'm not sure what the first steps to looking it up are. YANMD medical advice on the issue would be appreciated, as well. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Oct 4, 2012 -
I'm in in my 40s. I have scars on my face from teenage acne. Is it too late to do anything about it? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Aug 16, 2012 -
Yet another tattoo/scar question: Although I almost never bruise, I tend to scar very easily. Will this be a problem if I ever decide to get a tattoo? [more inside]
posted by bayani
on Apr 7, 2011 -
I need to get the BEST possible scar revision for scars on my arm that make me look like a cutter. They are slightly discolored, and barely raised from the skin. Where should I begin looking? [more inside]
posted by JJkiss
on Dec 22, 2010 -
My daughter's cheek bruise has turned into a dent/dimple. What's going on? Is it permanent? How to get her face back to normal? [more inside]
posted by Alt F4
on Jun 17, 2010 -
I've had a scar above my right eye for about five years. I'm curious if it's something that could someday be fixed, and if so, what the treatment would be. Photo inside. [more inside]
posted by floam
on May 12, 2010 -
What are some medical reasons that would warrant an operation removing one testicle from a 5 or 6 year old boy? [more inside]
posted by potatopeople
on May 11, 2009 -
ScarFilter: Asking for my sister. My sister fell today while running to the car and smashed her face into the pavement. Nothing broken, but she now has a wide chunk of flesh missing from the area on her nose right between her eyes. [more inside]
posted by bahama mama
on May 1, 2008 -
What kind of scar would a whip leave? The whip in question is a cat-o-nine-tails and the scars in question would be about 3 months old.
posted by Evangeline
on Mar 4, 2008 -
I've been looking for a way to help my girlfriend cover, or at least reduce the visibility of, a scar on her stomach. She is quite self-conscious about it, especially when we make love.
I've searched up and read many discussions of similar topics
here on AskMeFi, but most of the suggestions seem to assume that the scar is recent. My girlfriend's scar dates from 2002. We know that surgery will eventually be necessary, but for various reasons it isn't practical at this time. What techniques have MeFites found successful when trying to cover or eradicate older scars?
posted by zainsubani
on Jan 8, 2008 -
My face has bumpiness all over it. I'm not sure how it got there, but I *assume* it's because I always picked apart my zits in jr high.
How *exactly* did the bumpiness form?
Is there a medical term for this condition?
What are the options for removing this stuff (making my face smooth)?
...Explain science behind these options?
Are there measures I can take every day to help?
Does diet have anything to do with it?
posted by oneous
on Nov 28, 2007 -
I cut myself badly today, ripping off a piece of skin about .5cm in diameter right on the knuckle of my thumb. (further gory details inside)
- Is there anything I can do tonight to improve healing, or should I leave it alone?
- Should I go to my GP or the walk in clinic in the morning
posted by happyturtle
on Jun 11, 2007 -
I have a scar on my forehead. It's not raised but is just a darker color than my skin. I got it from using a massager on my head when I had a very painful sinus headache - somehow I managed to take off a layer of skin, though it didn't hurt at all. Now it's six weeks later, and I still have the scar. Is there anything I can do to minimize the appearance? [more inside]
posted by Melsky
on May 30, 2007 -
4-month old leg injury filter: I scraped up my leg really bad 4 months ago. It healed, it scarred, it still hurts. Now what? [more inside]
posted by sirion
on Dec 15, 2006 -
Three months ago, I had a myomectomy. I've recovered fine in terms of the way I feel physically, but I still have some concerns about the appearance of my scar. [more inside]
posted by hazyjane
on Feb 27, 2006 -
12 days ago I had pelvic surgery which involved a 9 cm (~3.5 inch) horizontal lower abdominal incision. The stitches were removed 6 days after the operation and the surgeon said at the time that the wound looked fine. Since some time after that appointment, when I touch the area within 1 cm of the wound I can feel fairly firm nodular areas under the skin. To anyone who has had a similar experience following surgery or knows about it, is this normal or a complication? Did it go away without treatment? Did it cause further problems? [more inside]
posted by teem
on Jul 11, 2005 -
Is there a word in any language that means "wound that could have healed cleanly, but ended up as a very ugly scar"?
posted by Jairus
on Mar 15, 2005 -
I'm going to have a reasonably large scar on my nose. What can I do now
to minimise the long term visibility of the scar? [more inside]
posted by handee
on Feb 13, 2005 -