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Where could I find information on dermatoplasty?

Where could I find information on dermatoplasty?

Dermatoplasty: Internet (e.g. Wikepedia) or a plastic surgeon can give you more information. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms, cause, the outcome and pictures of dermatoplasty?

What are the symptoms, cause, the outcome and pictures of dermatoplasty?

Skin grafting: Skin grafting to replace defective skin tissue or to cover open wounds. Commonly used in the septum for patients with epistaxis due to telagectasias or other causes. ...Read more

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What is skin grafting?

What is skin grafting?

Transplantation: Skin grafting is the transfer of viable tissue from one site to another, usually with the intention to heal a wound. ...Read more

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Does it hurt to have skin grafting?

Does it hurt to have skin grafting?

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. ...Read more

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Anyone know anything about skin grafting?

Anyone know anything about skin grafting?

You betcha!: Plastic surgeons are the experts on skin grafting because we use this technique all the time to close wounds created under a variety of circumstances: injuries like burns, skin cancer removal, etc. Any time there is too much skin missing to just pull the edges together with stitches, a skin graft is an option. The skin is removed from a hidden area and transferred to the area where it is needed. ...Read more

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What are the implications of skin grafting?

What are the implications of skin grafting?

Skin grafting: When skin grafting is necessary, it is taken from a donor site as a shave and placed on the wound. It will result in skin color changes at both donor and recipient site. It is usually done when there are no other better options. ...Read more

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What exactly is the skin grafting procedure?

What exactly is the skin grafting procedure?

Moving skin: The most common is "split thickness skin grafting" a thin layer of skin is shaved from an area usually the thigh and used to heal another area which is needing skin. There are a lot of variations including "full thickness skin grafting" which moves the whole thickness of the skin for a different result. ...Read more

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Why is pig skin and tissue used for skin grafting ?

It isn't: Pig skin is used as a "biologic" dressing in preparation for skin gratfing. ...Read more

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Need a simple explaination for this. What is skin grafting?

Skin transfer: Skin is harvested from one site as a partial thickness graft, most commonly the lateral thigh, and transferred to an open wound where it should heal and allow for coverage of the wound with healthy skin. The donor site will heal in on its own as most layers of the skin remain. ...Read more

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