Tips for Minimizing Scars After Surgery

A scar evolves over the course of a year, providing a window of time in which to minimize its appearance, says Dr. Jason Toranto, a CHOC Children’s plastic surgeon and craniofacial specialist.

In this CHOC Radio segment, Dr. Toranto provides helpful tips, from massaging scars to applying ointments, for reducing the “footprint” of a child’s surgery. Listen to the podcast to hear the advice he offers the parents of his patients.

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