How a Skin Graft Surgery Changed the Appearance of my Scars

I’ve already written about how scars have a big impact on my life. I’m not alone – many people struggle with the appearance of their scars. Not only do scars affect our physical appearance, but they can also be reminders of difficult times.

Finding a Solution For My Scars

Despite accepting what happened to me and trying to move past it, I struggled with the way my scars looked. They were covering a large area of my body and I felt very self-conscious. Figuring out what I can do about my scars helped me put together a plan. By using different ways to cover up my scars my life has become easier. However, I still wanted to find a more permanent and effective solution.

Dermabrasion and Thin Skin Grafting

My search led me to a surgeon who specializes in this field. He developed and patented a new technique to camouflage scars. This new technique is called dermabrasion & thin skin grafting and combines dermabrasion and skin grafting using a very thin skin patch. The skin for the skin graft is usually harvested from your thighs. This means that there will also be a scar left on the donor area.

This breakthrough procedure minimizes the recovery period and gives great results in camouflaging the scars. There are patients from all over the world who have gone through this procedure with good outcomes.

To show you the progress of my skin graft here are the photos of my scars! These show my scars before surgery, one month after, and 15 months post-surgery. You can see that the skin graft has healed nicely, but I will have to wait for two years to see the final results.

skin graft before and after

I don’t know about you but to me, these are amazing results! You can see that the skin is different, but I hope with time all the blemishes will disappear and I might even be able to camouflage it with special camouflage make-up.

A very important thing to note is that during the post-operative period I used specific scar creams to help with the healing and recovery of the skin. During the initial period, these creams were advised by the surgeon and later on, I researched for the best creams to use. My favourite ones are the ones containing rich natural ingredients.

The Story of my Scars

Even though I am not yet finished with the process of camouflaging my scars I already feel much more hopeful and relaxed. After undergoing a skin graft surgery I don’t worry so much about my appearance as before. Two years after the surgery the results are amazing and my scars look completely different now.

The freedom of not having to deal with judgments and assumptions that society places on scars on a daily basis will soon be here. And knowing this makes it so much easier to breathe.

My Book Living with Scars

I am incredibly happy to have found this particular surgeon and his specific technique. The comparison of photos of my scars before and after is very striking and the results are remarkable.

If you would like to read more about how it feels living with scars and the step-by-step process of how I went through this breakthrough surgery, you can purchase my ebook here.

living with scars book

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2 thoughts on “How a Skin Graft Surgery Changed the Appearance of my Scars”

  1. Hello, thank you very much for this informative page. I am hoping to get a similar treatment and I would be grateful if you would share photos of how the skin graft healing looks like now as I’m aware it can take up to 2 years to heal
    Properly.
    Many thanks

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