What are pros/ cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs alloderm material?

See answer. If you use the tissue from your own palate, the rejection of the tissue will not occur. However you will have pain due to the surgery in the palate but this pain is mostly discomfort. If you use alloderm, there is a minimal chance of rejection but there will be no pain in the palate. Either option has the same end result.
Alloderm. For the patient, the use of alloderm eliminates the trauma and pain of the donor site. Secondly, the size of the defect will be less of a factor since tissue does not have to be harvested. There will be less operative pain. The only cons would be an extra cost of material and a rare chance of tissue rejection.
Your own tissue. May take more quickly, but it does involve a separate incision elsewhere, which may mean more pain. With alloderm, you don't have the donor site pain, but some people don't like the thought of cadaver tissue. The final results are likely to be similar.

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What are pros and cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs commercial alloderm material?

It depends. It depends on what it is being used for. In general, the body tolerated its own tissue better than any foreign substance, so palate lining from yourself is better accepted by your body than products such as alloderm. Read more...
Less surgery. Sometimes alloderm and donor tissue works the same way. The earlier the treatment the more similar results you can get. Read more...

I was wondering what are the pros and cons of using your own palate donor tissue vs commercial alloderm material?

Tissue graft. If it is possible, you own tissue is a better graft than other tissue, human or synthetic. However, there will be donor site discomfort in your palate ; the procedure will take much longer to harvest the graft and repair the donor site! Read more...
Many. Pros of using your own tissue: 1)inexpensive 2)tissue compatibility, 3)preserve blood supply to graft by choosing certain technique cons of using your own tissue: 1) pain/morbidity from graft harvesting site 2)only limited amount of grafting tissue can be harvest, 3)sometimes poor quality of grafting tissue pros of using alloderm: 1)avoid donor site wound (pain, healing) 2)unlimited quantity. Read more...