Skin grafting is a type of surgery involving the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft. It is is often used to treat:
Surgical removal (excision or debridement) of the skin such as for skin cancers may require skin grafting. Usually this is if it is a large defect or on the scalp or the front of your leg where there is little skin elasticity to cover the excised skin. The grafting serves two purposes: It closes the wound and over time improves the appearance of the area of the body which receives the skin graft.
There are two types of skin grafts:
There will be two bandaged areas following surgery, the donor area and the incision site.
Post operative instructions are given on how to protect the graft with bandages/slings depending on where the graft is placed.