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thigh reduction 5 months ago and the scar is still red

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i had a thigh reduction 5 months ago and the scar is still red how long does it take to fade and is there anything other then bio oil that would speed up the process
Hello and welcome back to JustAnswer Health.

Any exercising that you are able to do to keep circulation going to the area is important - circulation is what brings nutrients and healing to the tissue and scar.

If the scar is intact (no long scabbing or raw) you can use vitamin E oil. Some plastic surgeons prescribe this to use over the scars on facial surgery to assist with healing.

As far as how long it takes to fade - that is variable and depends on your skin type and nutritional status. It will continue to fade gradually though, no matter what, although will never be completely gone.
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