Have there been many advances to the visible scarring problem that is talked so much about?
This is an interesting question, most appropriately directed to me. A small number of patients do develop noticeable scars (less than 5% of first time patients). This is more intrinsic to the healing properties of the patient themselves, but the techniques used by the surgeon have not generally been able to address the unique needs of the small number of patients with a scarring problem. Now there is a new closure process that allows the surgeon to better address the scarring risk in this 5% of patients that have a scar widening tendency. We are using this new technique in virtually all patients. We have actively solicited patients who have widened scars as a new business activity and have been repairing scars from patients who come from around the world.