A 47-year-old member asked:
can i get cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of my donor graft sites?
4 doctor answers • 9 doctors weighed in
Plastic Surgery 27 years experience
Varies with donor: Revisions are often possible for unsightly scarring or problems after grafting, but site dependent.
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Breast Surgery 37 years experience
Yes: Depends on type of donor site: skin graft? Hair grafts? Bone graft?
Answer usually yes in any case.
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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.
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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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Last updated Jan 5, 2019
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