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What is a Skin Graft?

A skin graft is a procedure in which skin is surgically moved from one point on the body to another. These skin grafts must be performed in the hospital. General anesthesia is used, which ensures that you will stay asleep through the surgery. This also helps to reduce or avoid any pain during the procedure.


Skin Graft Recovery Time

Depending on how large or thick a skin graft was, your healing time can be fast. It can take anywhere from 5 days to 2 weeks. This healing process is relatively painless, and the graft location is easy to clean and care for during that time. As long as you keep the procedure site clean, and follow any instructions given by your doctor post-surgery, your healing time should be relatively quick.

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Skin Graft Procedure Preparations

There are some easy ways you can prepare for the surgery to make both the surgery and your recovery time as easy and painless as possible.

  • Set up a ride home because you will not be allowed to drive after the surgery. This is due to the general anesthesia you will receive before the procedure.
  • Set up a ride home because you will not be allowed to drive after the surgery. This is due to the general anesthesia you will receive before the procedure.
  • Follow any instructions given to you by your doctor. These instructions may be to stop eating at a certain time before the surgery or to stop taking some of your prescribed medications. Always follow the recommendations of your doctor.

Why You Might Need A Skin Graft

Skin Grafts treat skin wounds that are too large to heal on their own. These injuries may include, among other things:

  • Burns
  • Ulcers
  • Amputations
  • Skin loss due to cancer
  • Infections

Skin grafts are a relatively painless way to replace skin that has been lost. As long as you follow the advice of your doctor, and have help at home, your healing time can be simple and fast. Skin grafts can be used to treat a multitude of wounds or skin loss and can be the easiest, most painless way to treat serious infections or burns. If you are facing a skin graft procedure in your near future, just know that it is much easier to do the skin graft than it is to endure the pain of the injury that caused the need for it.


Why Choose Treasure Valley Hospital for Skin Graft Surgery?

Treasure Valley Hospital is Idaho’s #1 physician-owned hospital. We have some of the top General Surgeons in Idaho who are experienced and well versed in the latest medical/surgical techniques. Our surgical and clinical staff specialize in caring for orthopedic, ENT, and neurosurgical patients. Our goal is to provide high-quality, low-cost personalized care to each and every one of our patients. Learn more about why patients choose Treasure Valley Hospital or about our Core Values.

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