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Dr. Mehrdad Mark Mofid, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
4150 Regents Park Row; Suite 300
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Mehrdad Mofid's specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Mofid's areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. His average rating from his patients is 5.0 stars out of 5. He is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. After completing medical school at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Dr. Mofid performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Johns Hopkins University. He has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. He speaks Spanish. He is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. Dr. Mofid welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Pec Implants, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven Roy Cohen, MD
Specializes in Head & Neck Plastic Surgery
4510 Executive Drive; Suite 200
San Diego, CA
 

Dr. Steven Cohen's medical specialty is head & neck plastic surgery. He is rated highly by his patients. These areas are among Dr. Cohen's clinical interests: dermabrasion, botulinum toxin injection, and breast augmentation. He is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Aetna, as well as other insurance carriers. He studied medicine at George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences. His residency was performed at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, National Institutes of Health (NIH), and a hospital affiliated with the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Cohen has received the following distinction: San Diego Super Doctors. Dr. Cohen (or staff) speaks Spanish, French, and Italian. Dr. Cohen's professional affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Endoscopic Surgery, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

Dr. Steven G Pratt, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Ophthalmology
9850 Genesee Avenue; Suite 310
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Steven Pratt sees patients in La Jolla, CA and Escondido, CA. His medical specialties are plastic surgery and ophthalmology (eye disease). Clinical interests for Dr. Pratt include plastic surgery procedures, glaucoma, and lacrimal (tearing system) surgery. His hospital/clinic affiliations include Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla and Sharp HealthCare. He attended Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson Medical College for medical school and subsequently trained at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Naval Medical Center San Diego for residency. He is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry. He is accepting new patients.

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Clinical Interests: Comprehensive Ophthalmology, Pterygium Surgery, Glaucoma, Plastic Surgery Procedures, Cosmetic ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 26
  • Uninsured Cost: $1,670
  • Medicare Cost: $868
Dr. Ritvik Prakash Mehta, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery, Otolaryngology
9834 Genesee Avenue; Suite 111
La Jolla, CA
 

Dr. Ritvik Mehta's areas of specialization are facial plastic surgery and otolaryngology (ear, nose, and throat). Dr. Mehta graduated from the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and Massachusetts General Hospital. His clinical interests include endoscopic sinus surgery, dermabrasion, and skull base surgery. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Coventry, in addition to other insurance carriers. Dr. Mehta (or staff) speaks the following languages: Sindhi, Spanish, and Gujarati. Dr. Mehta is affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Sharp HealthCare, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Sleep Disorders, Chemical Peels, Sinus Problems, Facial Problems, Endoscopic Sinus ... (Read more)

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What is Skin Grafting?

When a large area of skin is too damaged to heal, a skin graft may be used to protect the tissue underneath and reduce scarring. A layer of healthy skin is taken and moved to the injured area, where it is fixed in place. Skin grafts are used to treat burns, infections, large wounds, ulcers, and other significant problems that affect the skin.

There are several different types of skin graft, depending on where the donor skin is taken from:

  • Autografts, where healthy skin is taken from another place on the patient’s body
  • Allografts, where the donor skin is taken from another person or cadaver
  • Xenografts, which are harvested from animals and are used temporarily like a dressing to cover a wound
  • Synthetic grafts, which are made from non-biological materials, like silicone

In all cases, the skin graft may either be full-thickness or partial-thickness. While thicker grafts make recovery more difficult for the donor site, they heal more easily than thinner grafts.

Before skin graft surgery, you are given anesthesia so you cannot feel any pain. If using an autograft, the surgeon carefully measures and removes the skin from the donor site. Sometimes the graft is cut in a mesh-like pattern, to allow a small piece of donated skin to stretch and cover a larger area. This also helps oxygen pass through the graft. The site where the skin graft will go is cleaned well to remove any dirt, bacteria, or dead skin cells. Then the skin graft is placed and attached with stitches or staples. It is often covered with antibacterial ointment and supportive bandages for the first few days.

As the skin graft heals into its new position, new blood vessels grow to reach and support the skin. Depending on the thickness of the graft, oil glands, sweat glands, and hair follicles may also regrow. Recovery time depends on the thickness of the graft and the overall health of the skin in the grafted area, but it generally takes from two to four weeks.