What is burn reconstruction surgery?

Burn Reconstruction Surgery
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Burn reconstructive surgery: Overview

Surgery to fix burn scars is called burn reconstructive surgery. It improves the look, feel, and function of skin and muscles near burn scars. It's often done once the wound has fully healed. This can take 18 months to 2 years. But sometimes surgery may be needed right away to cover a burn wound and help with healing.

There are many types of surgery techniques to fix burn scars. These include skin grafts and flaps, skin substitutes, and tissue expansion. Different types of surgery may be used depending on where the burn is, how severe it is, and how much skin can be grafted. These surgeries are often done over several years to get the best results.

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