Perhaps it has been the distractions of the holidays taking my mind off of it for a while, but I'm very happy to say my scar has been fading into the background of my thoughts more and more. It seems to be blending better over the past few months and isn't quite as visible. I'm less apt to feel the need to "hide" or avert my gaze, and it seems that people aren't staring at it any more. I'm attaching December photos, which show the progress at 1 year + 3 months since surgery.
Depending on the angle of sunlight, the scar sometimes shows prominently in certain photos while in others it's not so obvious. I've been wearing sunscreen all winter.