The scar around my ear is not visible because of my hair. I have a military type hair cut, so the hair is short. Even pulling the hair away, you would really have to look hard to see a scar. The scar on my belly is not too pretty. It is 2 months old. My wife thinks it will turn out well, but it is very lumpy, probably because there was a drain in there for a few days. It feels very hard, maybe 1/4" deep, and still some what purple. I have lots of scars from having skin cancer cut off over the years, and as I age, the scars grow wider...they are not going way. Stay out of the sun!