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Can I get cosmetic surgery to improve the appearance of my donor graft sites?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Depends

Answer depends on the size and location of the donor site.
May also depend on the amount of normal surrounding skin.

In brief: Depends

Answer depends on the size and location of the donor site.
May also depend on the amount of normal surrounding skin.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Varies with donor

Revisions are often possible for unsightly scarring or problems after grafting, but site dependent.

In brief: Varies with donor

Revisions are often possible for unsightly scarring or problems after grafting, but site dependent.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

Depends on type of donor site: skin graft? Hair grafts? Bone graft? Answer usually yes in any case.

In brief: Yes

Depends on type of donor site: skin graft? Hair grafts? Bone graft? Answer usually yes in any case.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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