Any negative appearance of the ICD is usually minimal. However, it’s understandable to be unsettled by any change to appearance. Generally, other people are sensitive to medical conditions as most people can identify with health problems from their own (or a loved one’s) experience. The scar is generally 2-3 inches and the ICD can cause a bulge in the silhouette of the body. Most people will not notice it through clothing. It may be seen when wearing clothes like bathing suits or strapless dresses.