Sometimes injuries return to pristine beauty because life is magical and knows perfection.  A complete recovery is where the pain is acknowledged but not remembered.  We move on.

The scar is personal, private, and never an object of beauty.  

Women spend millions every year fixing the distortions of childbearing, even though they love their children.  Publically flaunting a scar usually means you’re tough, but should a scar discretely reveal itself in the course of social engagement, one might shyly tell a personal story.

Some scars seal a loss of function and people avert their gaze. The loss means a person didn’t recover; they didn’t forget, and they haven’t moved on.  It scares people. You can’t hide a big scar.

If you have a scar, you must learn to calm people and reassure them things are fine.