Reasons for Skin Graft

When your doctor informs you that you need the Skin Graft procedure performed it can be scary. Learn exactly what the procedure involves, the reasons it needs to be performed and what the next steps could be.

Why Skin Graft is Performed

Reasons for Procedure
  • To promote healing of:
    • Large burns
    • Wounds
    • Venous ulcers
    • Pressure ulcers (bedsores)
    • Diabetic ulcers
  • To reconstruct skin removed during surgery (such as following breast cancer surgery )

A successful skin graft will result in transplanted skin adhering and growing into the recipient area. Cosmetic results may vary, based on factors such as the type of skin graft used and the recipient site.


Learn what Skin Graft is
What Is
Learn what the procedure is. Find out how it is performed.
Reasons For Skin Graft
Reasons For
Find out why and when this procedure should be done.
Skin Graft Complications
Learn about possible complications and what might increase the risk of them.
Skin Graft Details
What to Expect
Find out how long it will take, what they will be doing and what to expect afterwards.
Skin Graft Results
What are the next steps and other possible tests needed after you have received the results.
When to Contact Doctor about Skin Graft
Call Your Doctor
What to look out for and when to call your doctor after a procedure has been done.

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