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How do they do a skin graft?
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Dr. Alex Lechtman
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: Skin from one area..
Is taken off and put down somewhere else.
There is a lot of technical stuff but that's the basics.

In brief: Skin from one area..
Is taken off and put down somewhere else.
There is a lot of technical stuff but that's the basics.
Dr. Alex Lechtman
Dr. Alex Lechtman
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Dr. Thomas Fiala
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: 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 meshing device, depending on the application. It is then applied to the recipient site, and held in place with either sutures or staples. Over a period of about a week, the new skin "takes" in the location, and gradually heals in, as does the donor site.

In brief: 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 meshing device, depending on the application. It is then applied to the recipient site, and held in place with either sutures or staples. Over a period of about a week, the new skin "takes" in the location, and gradually heals in, as does the donor site.
Dr. Thomas Fiala
Dr. Thomas Fiala
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