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

Dr. Roy Hong's specialty is plastic surgery. His average rating from his patients is 4.5 stars out of 5. These areas are among his clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and tummy tuck (abdominoplasty). Dr. Hong is an in-network provider for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. He graduated from Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and then he performed his residency at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington. Dr. Hong is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He welcomes 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. Areas of expertise for Dr. Connolly include eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. Dr. Connolly is affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. He attended Georgetown University School of Medicine and subsequently trained at a hospital affiliated with the University of Washington for residency. His average patient rating is 4.5 stars out of 5. Dr. Connolly is in-network for Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, United Healthcare EPO, and more. New patients are welcome to contact his office for an appointment.

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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 physician who specializes in plastic surgery. He is especially interested in plastic surgery procedures. Dr. Chang's hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO are among the insurance carriers that Dr. Chang honors. He is open to new patients. After attending Tufts University School of Medicine, he completed his residency training at a hospital affiliated with Brown University. In addition to English, Dr. Chang speaks Mandarin.

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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's medical specialty is dermatology (skin disorders). Her clinical interests encompass skin issues. She is rated 5.0 stars out of 5 by her patients. Dr. Miller accepts Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO, as well as other insurance carriers. Before performing her residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics, Dr. Miller attended the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine. Dr. Miller is professionally affiliated with Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. She has a closed panel.

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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 sees patients in Mountain View, CA and Los Altos, CA. Her medical specialty is plastic surgery. Dr. Russell's education and training includes medical school at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), School of Medicine and residency at Stanford Hospital & Clinics. These areas are among her clinical interests: eyelid surgery, thigh lift, and general reconstruction. The average patient rating for Dr. Russell is 5.0 stars out of 5. She honors several insurance carriers, including Health Net ELECT POS, United Healthcare Plans, and United Healthcare EPO. Her hospital/clinic affiliations include Sutter Medical Network and Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group. Dr. Russell is accepting new patients.

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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.