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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Support and care: Supporting one psychologically, emotionally, and physically are all important during the recovery phase and may mean wound care, medication and pain ... Read More

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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barry Press
43 years experience Plastic Surgery
As a general rule,: Any burn that doesn't heal in 3 weeks will have a better cosmetic result if skin grafted than if it is allowed to go on to heal by itself. In large bu ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Makowiec
26 years experience Hand Surgery
Not a treatment: Skin grafting is not a treatment for melanoma. There are multiple treatments available depending on the extent of the disease. Excision of the melan ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
YES!!!!!!!!!!!!: Absolutely. There may be some disagreement as to the types of grafts full or partial or keratinocyte transplants, or pinch grafts. Closure of these wo ... Read More
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vicki Levine
40 years experience Dermatology
Soak: Wet a washcloth with water and soak it twice a day for 5-10 minutes and the apply vaseline or auaphor -cover with a light gauze and paper tape.
A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Local anesthetic: There is localized pain at the the donor site and recepient site. There will be discomfort for 1-2 days after the anesthetic will wear off.
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharon Ann Clark
40 years experience Plastic Surgery
Split or full graft: A split thickness skin graft harvests the top layers of the skin but leaves enough skin substance, i.e. The hair follicles and the sweat glands, so th ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience Plastic Surgery
Close to human: Because pig skin has simar qulaities to human skin with less antigenicity than cow skin and is widely available with a low risk of disease transmissio ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Morris Westfried
45 years experience Dermatology
Removed in 1-2 weeks: Sutures are not left in permanently, the sutures are removed dpending on area and healing are removed in 1-2 weeks.
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Levens
38 years experience Plastic Surgery
Question?: Unsure what you are asking. Some burns require skin grafting. These are typically deep 2nd degree burns that do not heal well spontaneously or full ... Read More
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