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02 Feb 2004

Tummy Scar
Hi Doc,
My daughter(20) was born with a hole in her diaphragm and was operated on when 1 day old to fix it. Unfortunately she is now badly scarred as the diaphragm is pulling in her skin and causes her discomfort. Can it be fixed, and will it be considered as a medical necessity or would it be cosmetic surgery? Will such an operation be costly?
Thanking you in advance
Regards
Willem
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PLASTIC

01 Jan 0001

Dear Willem,

Your daughter needs to have a physical examination to determine whether anything can be done to help her. Please consult with a plastic surgeon.
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