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partial thickness skin graft

A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Richard Zienowicz
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Why: If you already bought it ok. If not dont waste your money. Get a silicone pad to cover it and find a way to increase pressure over it with tape or wra ... Read More
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Don't expect much: This probably will cause no harm but it is unlikely to any significant change or improvement.

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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Lechtman
30 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin from one area..: Is taken off and put down somewhere else. There is a lot of technical stuff but that's the basics.
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin graft 101: Under anesthesia, a sliver of skin is taken from some "donor" area, usually with an instrument called a dermatome. The skin might go through a meshin ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
Tissue loss: Loss of the layers of skin or other soft tissue defects are some of the reasons. Typically, a skin graft is used to accelerate or improve healing. Com ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
Skin transplant: An thin layer of skin is shaved off of the donor site on the body. That piece of skin may be turned into a mesh sheet. The skin graft is then transpla ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Balin
47 years experience Dermatology
Skin graft: You can't make your skin graft go away but you may be able to improve its appearance. It depends on the size and location of the graft, the reason yo ... Read More
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steve Martinez
28 years experience Breast Surgery
No worries: The skin graft will often appear to darken once it has "taken root" and established a blood supply. Part of this is due to discoloration from the mul ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Samuel Sohn
20 years experience Plastic Surgery
Skin coverage graft: A skin graft is surgically placed piece of skin that is used to cover a wound. It can be a full thickness piece of skin, or a split thickness skin gr ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Miller
36 years experience Wound care
3-4 weeks: If you are asking about the donor site, using modern moist wound care (air is bad for open wounds), then about 3-4 weeks for it to grow new skin. If ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
34 years experience Plastic Surgery
Yes, at least part: Although combinations of grafts (xenografts) have been used, the best results are obtained when at least a portion, especially the keratinocytes come ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Block
35 years experience Trauma Surgery
Need more informatio: Sometimes a skin graft is necessary when skin is removed, for example when a tumor is excised. If you can clarify what you are interested in, perhaps ... Read More

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