How do I determine if I have scar tissue related to an infusaport?

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I had an infusaport for about four years. It was removed in May of 1994. My incisions are above my left breast and on the left side of my neck. I am trying to find out about scar tissue related to having the surgery . How do you find out if you do have any scar tissue?

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An infusaport, like an IV, offers entry into a vein. An infusaport is placed with an outpatient surgical procedure, and scarring is possible, though rare. if you're concerned about this you can call your doctor and ask her to take a look at the area. It's not clear if your concerns are health-related, or cosmetic. If there is an unsightly scar that you'd like to improve the appearance of, you can talk to a plastic surgeon or a a laser surgery specialist. Sometimes laser surgery can be effective for scar removal.