Steps to take before the procedure
At the preparatory stage, the patient may need to stop taking certain medicines. The doctor may also prescribe a few new medications and advise to follow a strict diet plan for a week. Our doctors at Medanta will ensure the patient is in a good health to undergo surgery and does not face any discomfort.
What happens during the procedure?
The surgery is done under the effect of anaesthesia. After the patient is given anaesthesia, healthy skin is procured from one of the body parts, called the donor site, and then transplanted to the injured body part either by applying pressure or supporting it with the help of dressing. Sometimes the transplant is also supported by small sutures, but that happens in severe cases. The donor site is also closed by dressing or stitches, which generally heals in a week time.
After the procedure
The grafts must be supported even after healing to avoid contractures. The skin grafted on the wound or injured skin does not have oil glands, so the graft has to be oiled or lubricated for 2-3 months with the lubrication and oil prescribed by the doctor.