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Skin Grafts

A skin graft surgery is the removal and transplantation of healthy skin from one area of the body to another area. It is done to replace the skin in an area where the skin has been severely damaged. The source (donor site) most commonly used for skin grafts include the lateral thigh, buttocks, below the collarbone, in front of and behind the ear, and the upper arm.

How much of my skin will be needed for skin graft?

The amount of skin needed for a graft depends on skin thickness and where and why the graft is needed. There are two different types of skin grafts, Full-thickness skin graft and Split-thickness skin graft.

  • Full-thickness skin graft: This is also called FTSG. Full-thickness skin grafts are made up of epidermis and the whole thickness of the dermis. If FTSG is to be used, a piece of your skin will be cut into the correct size and shape to fit the wound.
  • Split-thickness skin graft: This is also called STSG. Split-thickness skin grafts have the epidermis and part of the dermis. This type of skin graft is taken by shaving the layers of the skin using a large knife.

For more information on Skin Grafts, call Huntington Dermatology Office in Huntington, WV at (304) 523-5100 today!

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Huntington Dermatology, Inc.

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422 Kinetic Park Dr, Ste B
Huntington, WV 25701

Phone:

304-523-5100

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Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

Huntington Dermatology, Inc. is committed to providing the highest quality of dermatological care. We treat immediate and chronic skin problems for pediatric and adult patients, and strive to educate our patients on prevention and early detection of skin cancer.