Suction Blister

This procedure consist of obtaining very thin skin grafts by applying prolonged suction (negative pressure) to the donor site. This raises a large bleb in 2-3 hours and a thin graft containing only the epidermis is obtained. This is grafted on to the dermabraded recipient surface. This technique is time consuming but gives excellent cosmetic results as the graft is very thin. This technique is best for lips and eyelids.