One of the most important steps in the healing of a catastrophically injured patient is the process of reconstruction, especially of extensively burned areas.
Patients who suffer deep second- or third-degree burns will likely need reconstruction to improve their restrictive and hypertrophic burn scars. These burn scars to the face, neck, hands and other regions of the body can restrict motion, such as chewing, drinking and hand, neck or leg movements.
Reconstructive procedures offered at BRCA include:
- Camouflage techniques for scars
- Contracture release
- Flap reconstruction for wounds/scars or burn contracture
- Laser therapy for scars
- Liposuction and lipofilling of contour deformities from burns or wounds
- Nerve decompression surgery
- Revision of amputation sites
- Scar revision
- Skin substitutes for wound treatment and resurfacing
- Tissue expander surgery for scars/hair loss (burn alopecia)
- Treatment of unstable scars/wounds
Our team of board-certified plastic and reconstructive surgeons at BRCA, is continuing to develop different avenues to best treat our burn patients, those with congenital and acquired skin anomalies, wounds and people interested in elective plastic surgery procedures. Through our experience of working with thousands of patients, we have developed the skills necessary to create a thorough treatment plan to improve the aesthetics, form and function of our burn patients. We are not only involved in the reconstruction process, but also in the acute phase of patient care. This helps plan procedures for future reconstruction, enhance rehabilitation and overall improve patients’ form, function, aesthetic outcome and, ultimately, their quality of life.
Our plastic and reconstructive surgeons use their knowledge and experience of dermal substitutes, skin grafting, tissue expansion, laser therapy, flap reconstruction and microsurgery to help rehabilitate burn patients.