I had my first transplant almost four years ago and my second one last October. I STILL have redness on my right side from the FIRST transplant. It is almost as if I got sunburned and that area stayed burned. It is not really bad, but it is bad enough that the transplant area still looks “outlined” making it look a little unnatural. The other aspects of the surgeries are spectacular, just have this one issue. Is there anything I can do about it? Thanks!
This is the type of question you should be asking your surgeon. Redness can be helped with the judicious use of topical steroid, but this is not a good idea without medical supervision as the body can absorb the steroids if you use too much of it. Also, the redness should not last that long — certainly not years, as you describe. Please discuss this with your surgeon.