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




cbmare
06-12-2007, 12:41 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.


4myloves
06-12-2007, 12:59 PM
http://www.3fatchicks.com/forum/showthread.php?t=36040&highlight=donate+excess+skin

Go here. Read #21.

My guess is they throw it away. :)

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

The Trauma Burn Center explains why on this page http://www.traumaburn.org/who/skinbank/faq.shtml


cbmare
06-12-2007, 01:12 PM
Thank you. Both those links explain quite a bit. It's too bad but I totally understand.