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After surgery on the thighs, will scars stay in the area where skin tissue was taken up?


I want to know if I have surgery on my thighs and skin tissue has been taken from that area, will scars stay in the area forever or will I get my normal skin layer back in time?


If you have surgery there are scars. Scars do not go away, they mature with time and everyone scars a bit differently. There are many things that can be done to reduce scarring at the time and after your surgery. Often with a thigh lift your surgeon will position the incision or scar in an area where you wear clothing like your underwear. Hope this is of assistance.


Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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