Are you put to sleep for a skin graft?

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asked Jun 29 in Body/Skin by tossedegg (400 points)
Are you put to sleep for a skin graft?

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answered Jun 29 by Lilly21 (53,710 points)
When you go in for a skin graft you are put to sleep with general anesthesia.

You'll be asleep through the whole skin graft procedure so you won't know what is going on or you should not feel any pain during the skin graft procedure.

Skin graft surgery is usually done due to loss of skin due to due to burns, injury, or illness.

The surgeon and doctors should prepare you beforehand and give you anesthesia so that you fall asleep and are not aware of the skin graft going on.

Depending on how much skin graft surgery is needed the skin graft surgery can take from 1 to 3 hours.

After a skin graft you may need to stay in the hospital for 1 to 2 weeks depending on how much skin graft needed to be done.

The doctors will want to check on you and watch for any signs of infection.

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