September 2019

Mr Olivier Amar was featured in the MailOnline in a feature titled ‘Risk-free mouth-swab DNA test reveals if surgery patients are at risk of scarring badly after an operation’. Interviewed by Mail on Sunday Health Editor Barney Calman.

‘The idea is to offer this to patients before they choose to undergo an operation,’ said London-based plastic surgeon Mr Olivier Amar, the first to offer the test in the UK.

‘This way, we will be able to monitor the wound as it heals. If it looks like a raised keloid scar is developing, there are steps we can take to minimise the problem. Trying to tackle a keloid scar after it has developed is very difficult, and may involve further surgery.’