Surgical treatment for burns
There are a variety of plastic surgery options for burn victims. During your personal consultation, Dr. Engineer will take the time to fully understand your needs and objectives and use the full weight of his training and experience to craft the best, safest, and most effective surgical plan for you. One may not experience complete removal of scars through reconstructive burn surgery, however, scars may become less apparent. One may regain more function, and overall confidence in one's appearance may be restored.
Why choose Dr. Engineer?
Treating burn scars can be a complicated process that will take time. For this reason, as well as for your safety, your choice of a plastic surgeon is an important one. In Dr. Engineer, you are gaining a compassionate and accomplished physician for your healing journey, however long it takes.
What are my scar treatment options?
Together, you and Dr. Engineer may choose several of the following surgical treatment options:
A skin graft uses healthy skin from one area of the body and uses it to replace the burned area. Dr. Engineer will either perform split-thickness or full-thickness grafts, depending upon the healthy skin available and what he judges will be more effective for you.
During tissue expansion, a silicone balloon is inserted under healthy skin and slowly filled over time, allowing the skin to grow naturally. Then, the balloon is deflated and removed, and this new, healthy skin can be used to treat burn scars.
Free tissue transfer
Free autologous tissue transfer allows your surgeon to transplant healthy tissue from one area of the body to another, resulting in the improvement of the appearance of burn scars
Adjacent tissue transfer
In some cases, if there is not enough appropriate healthy tissue on the body for free tissue transfer or skin grafts, adjacent tissue flaps may provide a solution
Z-plasty is a traditional reconstructive plastic surgery technique which allows the surgeon to rearrange the soft tissue to improve the appearance of scars and loosen tight burn scars that affect mobility.
Schedule a consultation with Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery
Dr. Engineer is dedicated to keeping abreast of the latest and most effective treatments for burn patients and will work diligently with you to help you rebuild your appearance and regain mobility and function.
Las Vegas area patients are welcome to visit Engineered Aesthetics Plastic Surgery to ask questions, get answers, and discover what treatments may be most appropriate for their needs and objectives.