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Finding hope in donations of 'excess' skin

Beverly surgeon takes lead in breakthrough for grafts

Dr. Beverly Shafer at her office in Beverly. Dr. Beverly Shafer at her office in Beverly. (Robert Spencer for the boston globe)
By Kay Lazar
Globe Staff / July 26, 2007

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Like an empty bag of skin. That's how Nina Esile describes the flab that protruded from her stomach to her pelvic area after four pregnancies -- including twins 13 years ago -- left her abdominal muscles severely damaged. The more Esile dieted and exercised -- she dropped 50 pounds over the past two years -- the larger her "bag of ... (Full article: 964 words)

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