Skin graft surgery was recently in the news when famed actress Tori Spelling had to undergo the procedure after falling on a hot grill. The Examiner takes a look at this in a recent article titled “Tori Spelling underwent skin graft surgery: Recovery at Grossman Burn Center.”
Beverly Mucha of the Examiner writes, “Tori Spelling took her family to a Benihana restaurant in Encino, California to celebrate Easter. After dining she turned to leave, tripped and fell unto the hot hibachi grill burning herself on the back of her right arm. She put on a brave face in front of her four children despite the scorching pain she was inflicted with. Tori is now at the Grossman Burn Center according to a news report on April 13 by Perez Hilton the reality television star suffered burns worthy of needing skin grafts in order for the area to heal properly. At first Tori didn’t think the burn was that bad. She did go to the hospital and doctors said that for the area to heal correctly and not become infected a skin graft would be necessary. She has had the procedure done and is currently recovering at the burn center in California.”
For those wondering what kind of effects a skin graft procedure might have, specifically in regards to recovery time, the Inquisitr provided an update on Spelling in a recent article titled “Tori Spelling: Grafts, Surgery For Burns To Skin Not Slowing ‘True Tori’ Star.” According to the author of the article, “ET’s sources revealed that Tori will be undergoing skin grafts this week. Spelling began the first of several procedures to treat and heal the burn wound to her arm. As a busy mom and businesswoman who stars in a reality television show, she has the task of juggling many tasks. Thankfully, her husband, children, and staff are supportive of Spelling as she receives skin graft surgery. The actress, whose real name is Victoria Davey ‘Tori’ Spelling, attended the popular Japanese chain in Encino over the holiday weekend with her family in tow. She and her husband, Dean McDermott, posed for snaps with their children outside the restaurant, and appeared to be a family geared up for enjoying a special outing. Little did they know, their festive occasion would result in a medical emergency of sorts and talk of grafting her skin later.”
If you are considering skin graft surgery, you need a surgeon you can count on. Rex E. Moulton-Barrett, M.D. is internationally known and acknowledged. He holds board certifications with The American Board of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and The American Board of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Moulton-Barrett offers a number of burn reconstruction options, one of which is skin grafts. With the skin graft procedure, healthy skin is taken from one part of the body and transplanted to another part. In some cases, this could involve transplanting a few layers of deep skin or all of the dermis. The skin is usually taken from a part of the body that is hidden by clothing and a permanent scar should be expected. Recovery may take three or more weeks, depending on how many layers of skin were transplanted.
If you are considering skin graft surgery, contact us for a consultation.