Skin Grafts

In contrast to a Local Flap, a skin graft is not as size-limited; the maximum size is limited by the availability of skin that can be removed from one place to graft another. When a ‘full thickness’ graft is taken, the donor site is sutured and this limits the amount that can be used. ‘Split thickness grafts’ are shavings from (usually) the thigh, leaving behind a ‘graze’, which heals by itself – and can, therefore, be very large. Grafts tend to be paler than the area into which they are placed and are therefore deemed to be less cosmetic than local flaps.

To make an appointment to discuss Skin Grafts surgery in Cambridge, please contact Mr Price’s secretary.