What will the scar look like?
The scar is placed along the inside of the arm and so is hidden when the arms are by the sides. However if you lift your arm up in the air, it can be seen. The scar is red and obvious to start with and will then fade in time, although it can take months for this to happen.
The scar runs from just above the elbow to the armpit and there is often an extension going along the armpit. The scar does not cross the elbow, but where it ends at the elbow, there is sometimes a bump, known as a ‘dog ear’.
Dog ears are related to how much skin is removed, the more skin that is removed, the bigger the dog ear. A dog ear will usually settle after a few months, but if it doesn’t, it can easily be removed at a later date.