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What do they do with excess skin after surgery?

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Old 06-12-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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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.
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Go here. Read #21.

My guess is they throw it away.
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Old 06-12-2007, 02:01 PM   #3
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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
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Thank you. Both those links explain quite a bit. It's too bad but I totally understand.
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