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Dr. Roy W Hong, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Roy Hong is a physician who specializes in plastic surgery. Clinical interests for Dr. Hong include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). He is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Hong graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. He is rated highly by his patients. Dr. Hong takes several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, ... (Read more)

Dr. John Patrick Connolly III, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. John Connolly's area of specialization is plastic surgery. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Patient ratings for Dr. Connolly average 4.5 stars out of 5. He accepts Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. His education and training includes medical school at Georgetown University School of Medicine and residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Connolly's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. His practice is open to new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Endoscopic Surgery, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Johnny Tzer-Ren Chang, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Johnny Chang is a plastic surgeon. Areas of particular interest for Dr. Chang include plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang is an in-network provider for Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, in addition to other insurance carriers. He graduated from Tufts University School of Medicine and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. He speaks Mandarin. His professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Chang welcomes new patients.

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All Interests: Breast Augmentation, Dupuytren's Contracture, Eyelid Problems, Burns, Facelift, Skin Cancer, Ear ... (Read more)

Dr. Anne Christine Christine Miller, MD
Specializes in Dermatology
795 El Camino Real; Clark Building, Level 2
Palo Alto, CA
 

Dr. A. Miller specializes in dermatology (skin disorders) and practices in Palo Alto, CA. She attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine and then went on to complete her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. Dr. Miller has a special interest in skin issues. On average, patients gave her a rating of 5.0 stars out of 5. Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Miller accepts. She is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Unfortunately, Dr. Miller is not accepting new patients at this time.

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Clinical Interests: Mohs Surgery, Skin Issues, Basal Cell Carcinoma

2013 Procedure Details

  • Medicare Volume: 21
  • Uninsured Cost: $3,765
  • Medicare Cost: $1,230
Dr. Cindy Lee Russell, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
715 Altos Oaks Drive
Los Altos, CA
 

Dr. Cindy Russell's area of specialization is plastic surgery. Patient reviews placed her at an average of 5.0 stars out of 5. Dr. Russell's clinical interests include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Her professional affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and TRICARE, as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Russell is accepting new patients. She attended medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine. She trained at Stanford Hospital & Clinics for residency.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Pec Implants, Eyelid Problems, Injectable Fillers, Cosmetic ... (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.