On average, how many sutures or stitches does the donor area get? Does it vary widely from, say a 3500 graft procedure to a 2000 graft procedure? Thanks. Jon
Depending upon the size of the donor site, anywhere from 25 to 45 or so. I use very small fine sutures for the most aesthetic results. For 2000 grafts, typically 30, for 3500 grafts, typically 45.
Posted by Jeffrey S. Epstein, MD, FACS