How long do skin grafts take to look normal?

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asked Jun 29 in Body/Skin by tossedegg (400 points)
How long do skin grafts take to look normal?

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answered Jun 29 by Lilly21 (53,030 points)
Most skin grafts heal within 2 to 4 weeks of the skin graft procedure.

It may take around 6 months to a year for the skin graft to return to normal looking and for the skin graft to look normal.

However more larger skin grafts may not look completely normal at all but sometimes they will but it depends on the skin graft.

A skin graft procedure is very expensive.

The average cost for a skin graft surgery procedure ranges from as low as $18,000.00 to as much as $28,000.00 or even $30,000.00 to $40,000.00 in some places.

The bigger the city you're in and the more skin grafting you need done the more the skin graft is gonna cost.

If the skin graft is an emergency procedure and a medical necessity then your health insurance should pay for most if not all of the skin graft surgery cost.

However if the skin graft is not seen as a medical emergency or a health requirement then you will usually have to pay out of pocket for the entire skin graft surgery procedure.

When you go into the hospital for a skin graft just dress in your normal clothes or wear some sweat pants and a sweat shirt.

Or just wear some light clothing.

When you do go in for a skin graft the doctors will give you a hospital gown to wear during the hospital stay or during the skin graft procedure.

So it doesn't really matter what type of clothing you wear or how you dress for your skin graft because you'll be wearing a hospital gown during the actual skin grafting procedure.

Some skin grafts are an outpatient procedure and some skin grafts require admission to the hospital for 1 to 2 weeks depending on the skin graft.

If you only need a little skin grafting done then it may be done as an outpatient surgery procedure but if you need more than a little skin grafting done then you will need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 weeks.

When you go in for a skin graft you are put to sleep with general anesthesia.

You'll be asleep through the whole skin graft procedure so you won't know what is going on or you should not feel any pain during the skin graft procedure.

Skin graft surgery is usually done due to loss of skin due to due to burns, injury, or illness.

The surgeon and doctors should prepare you beforehand and give you anesthesia so that you fall asleep and are not aware of the skin graft going on.

Depending on how much skin graft surgery is needed the skin graft surgery can take from 1 to 3 hours.

After a skin graft you may need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 weeks depending on how much skin graft needed to be done.

The doctors will want to check on you and watch for any signs of infection.

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