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Hello ALL,

So i went in for my 2 week post op appointment today and i got the weirdest advice from my doctor during the appointment. He started by saying "Im sure you don't sunbathe naked outside (i'm a natural golden tan color also doctor is a family friend) but, just so you know if you go outside with just a thin shirt on, put sunscreen on your scars and keep them well covered until they finally fully heal and turn white-ish. During the early healing process if you go tanning or expose your scars to the sun they will permanently have a tan and be a darker color." While i have never heard this before nor have i ever had any scars i thought the advise was unusual. So i gotta know has anyone else gotten any weird, unusual, or unexpected advise about WLS.

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yes - scars will darken when exposed to sun. My WLS scars were in areas that are never exposed, but some of my plastic surgery scars ARE (e.g., my arms), so I have to keep those scars covered for one year.

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This is common advice from Dermatologist, your Doctor is giving sound medical recommendations 👏

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Thanks you guys for the info. so maybe this was a bad example even though it actually happened to me and i do think its weird advice to to tell a naturally tanned person to not sunbathe but maybe i'm weird. SO what i really wanted out of this is to hear some weird unusual unexpected advice that people were given about WLS. Thought the topic would have been fun.

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