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can i get cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of my donor graft sites?

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Dr. Robert Alexander
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Varies with donor: Revisions are often possible for unsightly scarring or problems after grafting, but site dependent.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Depends on type of donor site: skin graft? Hair grafts? Bone graft? Answer usually yes in any case.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Plastic Surgery 36 years experience
Depends: Answer depends on the size and location of the donor site. May also depend on the amount of normal surrounding skin.
Dr. Otto Placik
Plastic Surgery 34 years experience
Time is usually best: I would recommend waiting at least 2 years for the donor sites to mature. Howver, in the meantime, avoid sun exposure, consider topical silicone gel sheeting. Later interventions depend on the issues which need to be addressed: pigmentation, width, thickness, location, direction, size, etc.

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