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

Q:

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?

A:

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.

Best,

Gary R. Culbertson, MD, FACS

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