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Layan Gamage - Christchurch Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon

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Skin Grafting

If the scar to be revised or skin lesion being removed is particularly large, a skin graft may be performed. This involves transferring skin from another, healthy part of the body (donor site) to the injured site (recipient site). While skin grafting can improve the function of a damaged area, some scarring will be left at both the donor and recipient sites.  The wound may take weeks to heal.

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