Burn Reconstruction General Reconstruction Head-Neck Cancer Reconstruction Scar Revision Skin Cancer Reconstruction
In deciding how to treat a wound, a plastic surgeon must carefully assess its size, severity, and features: Is skin missing? Have nerves or muscles been damaged? Has skeletal support been affected? A split-thickness skin graft, commonly used to treat burn wounds, uses only the layers of skin closest to the surface. When possible, your plastic surgeon will choose a less conspicuous donor site. A full-thickness skin graft might be used to treat a burn wound that is deep and large, or to cover jointed areas where maximum skin elasticity and movement are needed. You may also be interested in complimentary procedures like General Reconstruction, Scar Revision or Skin Cancer Reconstruction.