Types Of Skin Grafts

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Alternative Names

Skin transplant; Skin autografting; FTSG; STSG; Split thickness skin graft; Full thickness skin graft


Risks

Risks for any anesthesia are:

  • Reactions to medicines
  • Problems with breathing

Risks for this surgery are:

  • Bleeding
  • Chronic pain (rarely)
  • Infection
  • Loss of grafted skin (the graft not healing, or the graft healing slowly)
  • Reduced or lost skin sensation, or increased sensitivity
  • Scarring
  • Skin discoloration
  • Uneven skin surface

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