General chatter - What do they do with excess skin after surgery?

06-12-2007, 01:41 PM
I know some of you have had lipo and other skin removal surgeries. What do they do with the skin? I would think that some of it could possibly be used for burn victims.

I know that may sound bizarre but it entered my mind when I looked at Tann's pix in the mini goal album.

06-12-2007, 01:59 PM

Go here. Read #21.

My guess is they throw it away. :)

Suzanne 3FC
06-12-2007, 02:01 PM
It's disposed of and cannot be used for skin grafts.

The Trauma Burn Center explains why on this page

06-12-2007, 02:12 PM
Thank you. Both those links explain quite a bit. It's too bad but I totally understand.