http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showth...hp?t=142550221 I was reading this thread and thought about my situation regarding my body self-image. Rather than adding to this thread I thought of creating one, more specific to my situation- body scar I have an, IMO , a bad scar from an operation after high school....I believe it was a botched operation interms of how it healed too late to cry over it...for several years though I was self conscious about it... you can see it in my profile....to me its glaring (my words) http://bodyspace.bodybuilding.com/ph...photo/10782181 It took me several years to realize it was no big deal... On BB.com i have yet to see any profile of guys or gals who have scars from major surgery or accident etc...mine is on the right side of my abdomen as a result of a hematoma...not serious. fortunately it has not effected my ability to lift at all....in fact i am surprse that I have begun to show a six pack.... Of course after I overcame the feeling of being scared, I dont think twice about removing my shirt in public and infact after i started seriously working out the results overall have impressed me, in spite. Are there any competitor who have visible scars? or have they taken care of it through plastic surgery? I was thinking about plastic surgery but it would be elective and unless i show psychological effects i.e. phobia its not covered. After all these years i think its too late. I also was thinking of tatooing something to hide it....lol.... an image like Alien maybe coming out of it? but than that would draw attention to it. Just a thought, but if you have a scar how have you dealt with it?