Facial skin grafts

Common Questions and Answers about Facial skin grafts


204318 tn?1226514583 I was burned with gas when I was 5 Years old and now I am 38 , I had 3rd and 4th degree burns on about 80 percent of my body and they done skin grafts with pig skin Xeongrafts and they have never went back and removed them and put the right grafts on me and I have severe circulation problems and hurt all the time , and on my leg there is a place where it pulls deep down into my leg and also on my stomach. What do I need to do about this problem? PLEASE HELP ME !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
204318 tn?1226514583 and the question I have is how do they fix contracures with the pigs skin grafts , I just want to know what I have ahead of me , so I can get some mental rest , I know it can't be as bad as it was before cause I'm not raw from fresh burns , like step by step and how much P T it's going to take? THANK YOU SO MUCH for taking up your time to answer questions for me and others . I think your a very special person for doing this. God Bless You.and all the wishes in the world to you!
Avatar f tn I was recently in an accident and was severely burned over 30% of my body and had to have skin grafts on my arms and legs. Fortunately, the burns to my face and neck were mostly 1st degree with a small area of 2nd degree that required little to no care and no scarring. However, 6 weeks after the accident, after my face was already completely healed, I grew some bumps and my cheeks grew red.
Avatar n tn You might want to get a second opinion from someone who performs MOHS surgery - it allows them to remove the least amount of tissue required for clear margins - they can also do skin grafts, if necessary. Although, skin grafts aren't always cosmetically appealling. But even without the skin graft, it may leave a more appealing outcome. Otherwise - consider a second opinion with a plastic surgeon. See if the two docs could work together.
Avatar f tn Treatment options include protection from the sun, cryotherapy, dermabrasion or microdermabrasion, tretinoin cream or pinch grafts of normal pigmented skin. I suggest you to get an evaluation done from a dermatologist to confirm the diagnosis. It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps.
Avatar n tn You need to discuss this with your surgeon. Did he tell you how long this might take to heal? Please make sure there is no infection after surgery.
Avatar f tn They sliced the roof of my mouth and sewed it to the front to create more skin. Yes this is all painful, but worth it. Next week I get my implant put in with more skin grafts. This pain will be nothing compared to the chin surgery. It is so worth it. The price is expensive but in the long run you will be saving more money. it costs about $1,500 for the implant and $1,500 for the crowns.
Avatar n tn my facial skin seems to slightly wink uncontrollably around my left eye, what does it indicate? is there something top worry about?
Avatar f tn My husband has been diagnosed with melanoma in situ on his lower right leg near the ankle. He will have surgery and most probably a skin graft from his thigh. The surgeon, while very honest, was not exactly cheery and emphasized that frequently these skin grafts don't take and that there is pain involved. My question is (and I know there's no way of knowing but a ballpark), how soon will he be able to drive and mobilize?
Avatar m tn Several studies have shown that after 7 to 10 years, the patency of internal-mammary-artery grafts is 85 to 95 percent. Intrinsic vein-graft disease has been correlated with abnormal levels of serum cholesterol and triglycerides, diabetes, elevated low-density lipoprotein. So, controlling the high risk factors is important to prevent closure of grafts. Regards.
Avatar n tn i have acne and scar all over my face and i wonder, can our skin facial be immune to our skin? cause it's been in long term since i used it at the first time.
Avatar f tn Hi All Had a car accident a few months ago, and will be having c4-c7 fusion with plate and grafts in about 10 days (because of anterolisthesis (vertebrae separation and spinal chord impingement). My jaw was also dislocated and have been on liquids and blended foods since. Can't chew or open my mouth more than 1/2 inch at most. Jaw MD won't do surgery till at least 6 months after neck surgery.
Avatar f tn I have very clear facial skin but for as long as I can remember I have had this raised piece of skin next to my lip. It isn't red or anything it just is regular skin that is raised. It isn't anywhere on face just a little bump of plain old facial skin.
Avatar n tn The graft material is harvested at the same time the sternum is opened and the heart exposed. The grafts of choice are the saphenous vein and the internal mammary artery. The saphenous vein, used mainly to bypass the distal branches of the right and circumflex coronary arteries, is found just beneath the skin on the inside of the thigh. It is easy to harvest, but can become fibrotic and may shorten over time.
Avatar m tn to reduce scarring and keloids; to heal surgical wounds caused by removing skin for skin grafts; to reduce redness due to acne; and to soften dry cuticles and promote healthy nails. Emu oil is also used topically athlete's foot; diaper rash; canker sores; chapped lips; poor circulation; and skin conditions, including cancer, dry skin, dandruff, eczema, psoriasis, wrinkles or age spots. It is also used to protect skin from sun damage and to promote more youthful looking skin.
Avatar m tn I underwent a long operation to graft a free flap from my lat muscle on my back, bone grafts from both hips and a skin graft. I also had a ilizarov frame fitted. A few months later I had an operation to break the top of my tib to lengthen my leg. Since then I have had another bone graft and compression procedures and there is still no real sign of any progress at the fracture site, and definitely no signs of any union.
Avatar f tn I am 24 years old and was referred to an oral surgeon for my wisdom teeth extraction. All four wisdom teeth are impacted, the top two have erupted through the skin, but the bottom two have not come through yet. The oral surgeon informed never once mentioned bone grafting- until I got to the counter and the recptionist was putting together the treatment plan- and then it was mentioned that it was recommended to have bone grafting done after the extraction of the bottom two wisdom teeth.
204318 tn?1226514583 You will not need to have skin removed, but rather have contractures opened and your owns skin placed into the areas opened up.
Avatar f tn I always wash new cloths because a friend of my family went shopping and bought a turtle neck and got that flesh eating bacteria. She has big patches of skin that they had to do skin grafts on. So yes I am going to wash everything my baby will use cloths, blankets, cloth toys. You just never know what kind of funk is on things these days.
Avatar n tn surgical-autologous skin grafts and micropigmentation, and adjunctive therapies- sunscreens and cosmetic products.' You could read more about this condition at the following links - http://www.medicinenet.com/vitiligo/article.htm and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vitiligo Let us know if you need any further information. Regards.
Avatar n tn My question is, assumming I have made the necessary life style changes, diet, exericise, etc. what do studies say about how long these grafts will last before a new procedure might be needed? Could I live into my 80's with the old grafts?......thanks......
Avatar m tn Non–hair-bearing skin should be utilized. It is most successful in the bulbous urethra area. * Split-thickness skin graft: The split-thickness skin graft is not preferred with single-stage repair because of the contraction characteristics of the graft. It typically is reserved for use in patients for whom multiple procedures have failed and in whom local skin is insufficient for further reconstruction. It is conducted as a 2-stage procedure.
Avatar n tn nuclear stress test 1 week ago showed restricted blood flow. Angiogram done. One of the grafts has backed up blood which is restricting flow. Doc said may get better with exercise or stent the original blocked artery which is a 5 yr old stent on right side that is 90% blocked. Unsure what to do grafts on left side are doing great. What do u think Bill S.
1052353 tn?1253881721 If vien grafts only last 5-10 years how are CABG (grafts) monitored to check if they are occluding? Are angiograms recommended every year?
Avatar m tn In usual cases, the body will adapt by finding an alternative route through smaller veins, but if used for grafts this cannot happen. Both my vein grafts caved in and it took a CT scan to find them. When a vein collapses, it can't be opened with stents because the complete vessel is caved in.
Avatar n tn A very small percentage of vein grafts may become blocked within the first two weeks after CABG surgery due to blood clotting. Blood clots form in the grafts usually because of small arteries beyond the insertion site of the graft causing sluggish blood run off. Another 10% of vein grafts close off between two weeks and one year after CABG surgery. Use of aspirin to thin the blood has been shown to reduce these later closings by 50%.
Avatar m tn Guttate hypomelanosis or bier spots is possible.No specific treatment here.Do consult your doc. ok?