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FreshStart2014

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In Topic: Punch Excision

22 May 2015 - 09:27 AM

I went back to the PS today.  He agreed that the excision failed and gave me 2 options: leave it for awhile to see if it gets any better (he didn't feel like it would) or re-excise/re-stitch.  I went with the latter. 
So here I am with stitches in my face again.  He didn't make the scar any bigger (just cut out the core) but he did two stitches this time to ensure it wouldn't come apart. 
My husband is upset that I would take this risk again.  He figures I should have cut my losses but he doesn't understand how I feel.  A natural looking scar is one thing but a perfectly round hole?  No way...looks terrible.
Fingers crossed it works out better this time!  I really hope I don't live to regret this.

In Topic: Punch Excision

19 May 2015 - 08:12 PM

So here's an update...sorry for the delay. 
It's been over 3 weeks since my excision and as of right now, I think it's a failure :(
The scar looks about the same size, only red, deeper (not sure if that's because of the color) and more symetrical (because of the punch).
I go see the PS again on Friday so we'll see what he says but I highly doubt I'll see any serious filling in from here on in.
I'm very disappointed to say the least.
I'll provide another update after my appt on Friday.

fresh start please dont fell despondent. its possible that from the sounds of things that it failed but do like into excision with a scalpel as opposed to a punch it isnt designed for the face. I am quite surprised that you went to a ps and he did a punch he should have used a scalpel another thing is did the ps use a double layer stitch. If i were you i would chose a different ps but choose someone that will firstly use a scalpel can show you some before and afters and will use a double stitch. Good luck with regrards to the current punch excision you had wait about a year before you get that excised.

Thank you for your response. I'm trying to stay positive but it's so hard. I've been told by a few PS that the scar is too small for an inside stitch but I will def ask about a scalpel excision.  Thanks again.

In Topic: Punch Excision

19 May 2015 - 02:41 PM

So here's an update...sorry for the delay. 
It's been over 3 weeks since my excision and as of right now, I think it's a failure :(
The scar looks about the same size, only red, deeper (not sure if that's because of the color) and more symetrical (because of the punch).
I go see the PS again on Friday so we'll see what he says but I highly doubt I'll see any serious filling in from here on in.
I'm very disappointed to say the least.
I'll provide another update after my appt on Friday.

In Topic: Can You Recommend A Doctor?

05 May 2015 - 07:04 PM


Side note, I didn't know you can email questions to doctors personally on realself! I guess I missed the button..where is that? Been wanting to do that for a while now. Though I guess it's not guaranteed the doctor will answer, may sometimes be staff responding  on behalf of doctor?[/quote]

Hey Snowflake, you can't actually chat with docs directly via RealSelf). I sent a consult request but within the comments asked (begged?) Dr Emer to respond. And he did

In Topic: Punch Excision

04 May 2015 - 08:21 PM

Stitch came out on Friday. Doctor wants me to keep a steri-strip on for another week. I did it for a few days but had to go back to work today so now I'm down to just doing it at night; with some Polysporin.
I will post a pic in a few days but so far I'm happy.  I've got to be honest, it's going to be really hard to replicate the same lighting as my befote pic since I don't work at that office anymore.  I'll do my best.
Anyhow,  there is a stitch mark which I'm hoping will heal (doc says it will) and some swelling but otherwise I see no trace of my old scar.  If it stays like this, I'll def do the bigger scars on my other cheek.
I go back to see the doc again in 3 weeks. I'm really impressed with the level of care I'm getting. And it doesn't hurt that the doctor is nice looking either!  ☺️