what do they with excess skin after it remove

MetalHeadCHICK
on 3/18/22 8:55 pm

I was just wondering what do they with excess skin after it remove I used to weigh over 700lbs and I started to notice some excess skin

Partlypollyanna
on 3/19/22 6:01 am
RNY on 02/14/18

It's medical waste unless your plastic surgeon/hospital unit coordinates a living skin donation with your agreement (which I think is pretty rare but I'm not an expert).

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150

Jen

Batwingsman
on 3/19/22 1:45 pm - Garland, TX

IIRC, back when I had my surgery there was some talk on the forum(s) that the skin could be donated to burn victims for grafting .. I never knew anyone personally that did that, though, either on here or in real life ..

Frank talk about the DS / "All I ever wanted to be was thin, like that Rolling Stones dude ... "

HW/461 LW/251 GW187 CW/298 (yep, a DS semi-failure - it happens :-( )

hollykim
on 3/20/22 9:23 am - Nashville, TN
Revision on 03/18/15
On March 19, 2022 at 3:55 AM Pacific Time, MetalHeadCHICK wrote:

I was just wondering what do they with excess skin after it remove I used to weigh over 700lbs and I started to notice some excess skin

the skin removed after weight loss surgery is not usable for skin grafting. Skin for grafting usually comes from a living donor(ones self if possible) because only a small thickness is used.
skin from skin removal surgery is medical waste and usually incinerated.

 


          

 

Jmm4321
on 3/20/22 10:01 pm

"It places the lotion on the skin", then throws it in the medical waste garbage :).

Partlypollyanna
on 3/21/22 4:03 am
RNY on 02/14/18

or it gets the hose

HW: 306 SW: 282 GW: 145 (reached 2/6/19) CW:150

Jen

Member Services
on 3/21/22 2:18 pm - Irvine, CA

jackortega
on 3/22/22 6:52 pm

I think it makes sense to donate it to research. It seems like a waste to throw it out.

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