Skin Grafting

A skin graft is a surgery in which a patch of healthy skin is removed from one body part and transplanted to another. Healthy skin replaces damaged or missing skin. Skin grafts remove skin cancer, diabetic or venous ulcers, bedsores, slow-healing wounds, burns, and very large wounds. The risks involved in this surgery are bleeding, infection, chronic pain, slow graft healing, lost skin sensation, skin discoloration, and uneven skin surface.

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How to treat complications of a reattached index fingertip?

Query: Hello doctor,I have a few questions about reconstructive surgery done on my right index fingertip. When I was two years old, my right index fingertip was chopped off by a bicycle chain. The doctor was able to reattach it without loss of feelings. But it has left me with major insecurity.   Read Full »

Dr. Kuljyot Bajaj

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thank you for putting up with the query. I have seen the attached picture (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From what it looks like, you have got a successful result of replanting the digit. However, there is a deformity of the nail. Could you please ela...  Read Full »

Do I need skin grafting for my wound?

Query: Hello doctor, I injured myself when I fell from my scooter a month back. It is healing, but the doctor has said that skin grafting is required. I wanted to confirm if skin grafting is necessary or the wound would heal on its own by regular dressing. I have attached two pictures one was taken 12 day...  Read Full »

Dr. Arvind Guru

Answer: Hi, Welcome to After seeing both the images (attachment removed to protect patient identity), I can tell you the following. The wound now is ready for skin grafting. It is clean, and the graft will be taken up very well in most areas, other than the groin. The groin will require a repea...  Read Full »

How to prevent penile shaft skin tear during sex and masturbation?

Query: Hello doctor, I was receiving a handjob, and the skin on the shaft on my penis was stretched and tore. It healed, however, due to the stretch my skin retore again during sex, and now this tear is not healing or scabbing like the other one. I am worried it will keep tearing during sex or masturbatio...  Read Full »

Dr. Samer Samer Juma Ali Altawil

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I reviewed your complaints up and pictures (attachment removed to protect patient identity) and found that the matter is simple and easy. No, need for any surgery. First, you need to avoid masturbation or sex for four weeks as skin needs time to regenerate well. Second,...  Read Full »

I have undergone skin grafting in my leg. Please suggest some treatment to regain my skin color.

Query: Hello doctor,I have undergone skin grafting in my leg due to acid burn before three years. Now it is fine. But my skin discolors, and stitch marks are not changing significantly. So please suggest some treatment to be done to regain my skin color quickly.  Read Full »

Dr. Payal Chauhan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. Though It is not possible to reverse changes back to normal completely, you can use following topicals and then follow back. 1.Contractubex cream 2. VC 15 serum. Mix both in 2:1 ratio and apply twice a day for six weeks.  Read Full »

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