Skin Grafting in Miami, FL
For the residents of Miami, Fort Lauderdale and South Florida desirous of skin grafting reconstructive surgery, Adam J. Rubinstein, M.D., F.A.C.S., brings all of his expertise to bear in explaining to you with as much simplicity, clarity and common sense applicability, just how exactly it is that a skin grafting operation could restore the anatomy or the functioning of a particular body part back to normal, or alternatively, to renew the aesthetic appearance of a similarly affected area.
What is Skin Grafting?
Skin grafting fundamentally is the elimination of a defect by leveraging reconstructive techniques to bring new parts to a problem area in need of healing due to damages resulting from disease or injury. By bringing new skin to a problem area and grafting it on, Dr. Rubinstein can help to restore your body. Why not contact Dr. Rubinstein’s office today to schedule a convenient consultation at his Aventura clinic.
Who Can Benefit From Skin Grafting?
For many types of serious wounds, be they pressure wounds, second or third degree burns, or other forms of damage, skin grafting can be the best long term solution on both aesthetic and functional grounds, and also the best way to prevent scars, infection, and even loss of fluid in trauma related scenarios. Dr. Rubinstein will take the time to listen to and observe all of your symptoms, and he will discuss your care options with you before making his recommendations for treatment.
What is the Skin Grafting Procedure Like?
Occasionally small skin grafting surgeries can be done as outpatient procedures, but for the most part skin graft surgery is performed under general anesthesia in a hospital. Dr. Rubinstein will consult with you in selecting a surgical strategy, but in your individual circumstances, the complexity of the procedure may vary. Some large grafts require that you wear a cast so that the skin graft is stabilized during the healing process. In all cases, Dr. Rubinstein will prepare you for the recovery phase with detailed instructions, as the recovery phase for a skin graft requires keen attention to detail.
What Can I Expect During Recovery?
Just as Dr. Rubinstein will see to it that the wound is fully cleansed prior to surgery, it will be vital to the recovery process that the skin graft and the area where the skin was taken be fully covered with bandages and protected by antibiotics and cautious handling of the dressing. Oftentimes a lot of additional care is required during the skin graft healing phase. Regular ointment applications, and following the detailed instructions Dr. Rubinstein provides for the recuperative phase of the procedure are essential to a successful recovery, and you can count on Dr. Rubinstein and his team to be with you every step of the way.
Will My Insurance cover Skin Grafting Surgery?
Most insurance companies view skin grafting as an essential procedure that a patient must undergo to restore form and function due to an injury or disfigurement, including burns. Check with your insurance provider to see what degree of coverage you have for microsurgery and free tissue transplants. Not all surgical techniques are covered by every insurance provider, and only your specific provider will be able to give you precise information about whether or not you are covered. If you aren’t covered by insurance or if there is a gap in your coverage, Dr. Rubinstein can offer financing options in just such cases so that his patients can make easy payments every month for their treatment.
If you are a resident of Miami, Fort Lauderdale or South Florida, and you need skin grafting reconstructive surgery, then please contact Dr. Rubinstein today and benefit from his skillful surgical expertise as well as the patient-friendly atmosphere in his Aventura office.