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If i need some skin biopsies, will i heal better if i lose weight first?

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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Wound healing: Wound healing is a complex and dynamic process of restoring cellular structures and tissue layers. The human adult wound healing process can be divided into 3 distinct phases: the inflammatory phase, the proliferative phase, and the remodeling phase. Within these 3 broad phases is a complex and coordinated series of events and not based on your weight.

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