The cosmetic split-thickness skin graft donor site.
Any split-thickness skin graft donor site is obvious to some degree because of pigment alterations and, at the worst, it can develop hypertrophic scarring. A predictably superior aesthetic result is possible if this site is converted to a full-thickness defect followed by primary closure, because a linear scar is the only residuum. Using a modified tumescent technique, the groin can also be readily used as a split-thickness donor site if a thin graft is preferred; it captures the attributes of an ideal donor site in which pain is diminished, healing rapid, and the scar inconspicuous, just as when it is used as a full-thickness skin graft donor site.
Published In/Presented At
Hallock G. G. (1999). The cosmetic split-thickness skin graft donor site. Plastic and reconstructive surgery, 104(7), 2286–2288. https://doi.org/10.1097/00006534-199912000-00057
Medicine and Health Sciences
Department of Surgery