Skin Graft Surgery at Lotus Skin Check Clinic Brunswick Victoria

When skin damage or loss requires advanced treatment, skin graft surgery may be the best solution. Lotus Skin Check Clinic in Brunswick, Victoria, offers expert skin graft procedures tailored to your specific requirements.

If you or a loved one needs skin graft surgery, our experienced surgeons are here to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation and begin your journey to a restored healthy skin.

Skin Graft Surgery

Skin graft surgery is a medical procedure that involves replacing damaged or lost skin with healthy skin from another part of your body (donor site) or from a deceased donor (allograft). This procedure is often used to treat extensive wounds, burns, skin infections, and even after skin cancer removal.

There are different types of skin grafts, each suited for specific needs and offering varying levels of durability and coverage. Understanding the different types of skin grafts and their applications is crucial for making informed decisions about your treatment plan.

Types of Skin Graft

From burns to complex wounds, skin grafts promote healing. Learn about the various types of skin grafts and how they facilitate the restoration of healthy, functional skin.

  • Split-thickness skin graft: Uses the top layers of the skin, ideal for superficial wounds.
  • Full-thickness skin graft: Involves all skin layers, offering greater durability for deeper wounds.
  • Meshed skin graft: Expands the donor skin by creating a mesh-like pattern, covering larger areas.

Who Needs Skin Graft Surgery?

This treatment option is often considered for the following situations:

  • Severe burns: Deep burns that have damaged multiple layers of skin.
  • Chronic wounds: Wounds that resist healing despite traditional treatment methods.
  • Skin infections: Removal of infected tissue that compromises the skin’s ability to heal.
  • Skin cancer surgery: Replacing skin removed during the excision of cancerous tissue.

Important note: If you have any of these conditions, it’s crucial to consult with a skin specialist to determine if a skin graft is the optimal treatment for your specific situation.

Why Choose Lotus Skin Check Clinic for your Skin Graft Surgery

During your skin exam, the experts at Lotus Skin Check Clinic will meticulously examine your entire body, paying close attention to moles, freckles, and any unusual changes in your skin. We utilise advanced dermatoscopes to magnify your skin’s surface, allowing for a clearer view and more accurate diagnosis.

What is the Skin Graft Surgery procedure at Lotus Skin Check Clinic Brunswick Victoria

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What happens after skin graft surgery?

Following skin graft surgery, you can expect:

Hospital stay

Depending on the extent of the surgery, you might require a brief hospital stay for monitoring and initial recovery.

Pain management

We will provide medication to manage any discomfort you may experience.

Wound care

We will instruct you on proper wound care techniques, including dressing changes and cleaning.

Follow-up appointments

Regular follow-up appointments are crucial to monitor healing and address any concerns.

How do I take care of my skin graft after surgery?

Following the expert’s instructions is crucial for optimal healing. This typically includes:


Skin grafts themselves are not permanent tissues and will eventually undergo natural wear and tear over time. The longevity of a skin graft depends on various factors, including the type of graft, the recipient site, and individual healing processes. Typically:

  • Split-thickness skin grafts: May last 5-10 years, requiring possible touch-up procedures in the future.
  • Full-thickness skin grafts: Offer greater durability and can last for many years, potentially even a lifetime in some cases.

It's important to remember that even though the grafted skin might not last forever, the underlying wound will be permanently closed and protected.

During the surgery, local or general anesthesia is administered to minimise discomfort. Post-operative pain is managed with medication, and the level of pain can vary depending on the individual and the extent of the surgery.
No skin graft is truly permanent, as they are living tissues subject to natural change. However, full-thickness skin grafts generally offer the most extended lifespan and can last a lifetime in some individuals.
While skin grafting can improve the appearance of the affected area, it typically doesn't eliminate scarring entirely. The resulting scar may appear smoother and less noticeable compared to the original wound, but some degree of scarring is usually expected.

Skin graft failure, where the grafted tissue doesn't survive, can occur due to various reasons. If this happens, we will assess the situation and determine the best course of action, which might involve:

  • Debriding (removing) the dead tissue.
  • Applying a new skin graft.
  • Trying alternative wound closure methods.

Early detection and prompt management of potential complications are crucial for optimal outcomes.

Disclaimer: This information is intended for general knowledge only and should not be a substitute for professional medical advice. Always consult with a qualified healthcare professional at Lotus Skin Check Clinic for personalised guidance and treatment recommendations.

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If you require further information or wish to schedule a consultation with our expert skin graft surgeons, contact Lotus Skin Check Clinic Brunswick Victoria today.

We are committed to providing exceptional care throughout your skin graft surgery journey.