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Dr. Moneer M Jaibaji, MD
Specializes in Facial Plastic Surgery
1001 B Avenue; Suite 108
Coronado, CA

Dr. Moneer Jaibaji's area of specialization is facial plastic surgery. He is a graduate of Al-Mustansiriya College of Medicine and The University of Mustansiriyah College of Medicine and a graduate of St. Joseph Mercy Oakland's residency program. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jaibaji include breast reconstruction revision, dermabrasion, and mini tummy tuck. His average patient rating is 5.0 stars out of 5. He takes Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, Sharp Health Plan, and more. Dr. Jaibaji has received the distinction of RealSelf Top Doctor. He speaks Arabic. He is affiliated with Scripps Mercy Hospital. Dr. Jaibaji has an open panel.

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All Interests: Breast Reconstruction Revision, Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Labiaplasty, Eyelid Retraction ... (Read more)

2013 Procedure Details

Source: Medicare Provider Utilization and Payment Data

  • Volume: 11
  • Charge (avg.): $1,500
  • Negotiated Rate (avg.): $653
Dr. Thomas Ray Vecchione, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery
3399 1st Avenue
San Diego, CA

Dr. Thomas Vecchione is a plastic surgeon. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish. His areas of expertise include the following: eyelid surgery, dermabrasion, and botox injection. Dr. Vecchione's professional affiliations include Rady Children's Specialists of San Diego and Scripps Mercy Hospital. After completing medical school at Ohio State University College of Medicine, he performed his residency at Brigham and Women's Hospital, a hospital affiliated with Harvard Medical School, and a hospital affiliated with the University of Southern California (USC). Dr. Vecchione is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Anthem, Blue Cross/Blue Shield, and Sharp Health Plan. He is accepting new patients.

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All Interests: Dermabrasion, Breast Augmentation, Down Syndrome, Pec Implants, Nipple Surgery, Injectable Fillers, ... (Read more)

Dr. Jason Daniel Toranto, MD
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, General Surgery
3590 Camino Del Rio N; Suite 103
San Diego, CA

Dr. Jason Toranto is a plastic surgeon and general surgeon in San Diego, CA and Orange, CA. Dr. Toranto's patients gave him an average rating of 1.0 out of 5 stars. His areas of expertise include the following: general reconstruction, tummy tuck (abdominoplasty), and cleft lip and palate repair. He is professionally affiliated with Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla, Scripps Mercy Hospital, and Scripps Memorial Hospital Encinitas. He is an in-network provider for Health Net and Medicare insurance. He is open to new patients. Dr. Toranto attended the University of Michigan Medical School and subsequently trained at Duke University Medical Center and a hospital affiliated with the University of Alabama for residency. He has received the following distinction: Southern California Rising Stars. In addition to English, he speaks Spanish.

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All Interests: Eyelid Surgery, Cancer Surgery, Botox Injection, Botulinum Toxin Injection, Microsurgery, Down ... (Read more)

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda, DO
Specializes in Plastic Surgery, Hand Surgery
230 Prospect Place; Suite 310
Coronado, CA

Dr. Rakhesh Guttikonda works as a plastic surgeon and hand surgeon. He studied medicine at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB), College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Guttikonda is in-network for several insurance carriers, including Health Net, Molina Healthcare, and Medicare.

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All Interests: Cancer Surgery, Botox Injection, Breast Augmentation, Microsurgery, Tendon Repair, Breast ... (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.

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