What is Skin Grafting ?

Skin grafting is a surgical procedure performed to replace damaged or missing skin with healthy skin harvested from another part of the body (autograft) or from a donor (allograft). It’s commonly used to treat severe burns, wounds, ulcers, and other conditions where skin loss or damage has occurred.


  1. Burns: Severe burns can destroy large areas of skin, necessitating skin grafting to promote healing and prevent infection.
  2. Trauma: Accidents, injuries, or surgical procedures that result in significant skin loss may require grafting to aid in the healing process.
  3. Skin Disorders: Certain skin conditions like necrotizing fasciitis, extensive dermatitis, or large skin tumors may necessitate grafting to repair or replace affected skin.
  4. Chronic Wounds: Ulcers, pressure sores, and non-healing wounds may require grafting to facilitate healing and prevent complications.


  • Autografts: Skin harvested from a healthy area of the patient’s body is the preferred choice due to reduced risk of rejection. This method often yields better cosmetic results and faster healing.
  • Allografts: Donor skin obtained from another person is used when extensive skin loss prohibits the use of autografts. While allografts provide temporary coverage, they carry a risk of rejection and infection.
  • Synthetic Skin Substitutes: In some cases, synthetic materials such as bioengineered skin substitutes or artificial dermal matrices may be used as temporary or permanent skin replacements.
  • Cell Cultured Skin Substitutes: These involve growing skin cells in a laboratory to produce sheets of skin for grafting, offering a more precise match to the patient’s skin and potentially reducing rejection rates.


Cutexx Skin Clinic specializes in skin grafting procedures, offering expertise and advanced techniques for optimal results. Our skilled professionals prioritize patient care and safety, ensuring a comfortable and effective experience.

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Dr. Kinnor Das, MBBS, MD, is a specialist in Dermatology, Venereology, and Leprosy. With extensive training and experience in these areas, Dr. Das is dedicated to providing exceptional care to his patients.