I present to you: Deb, the badass version, complete with scar:
Actually, as it turns out, not so badass. Just my luck, eh? Along comes a chance to acquire more of a "don't mess with me" look, and I can't even manage that.
This is two weeks (to the day) since the surgery, so I imagine the scar will only get paler and finer and more invisible as time goes on, which is a pretty amazing thought given it's actually nigh impossible to spot now. (The scar looks more noticeable in the photo than it does in real life, thanks to the flash.)