Scar Revision treatment
This is a group of surgical procedures that attempt to minimize the appearance of a scar and help it blend in more effectively with the surrounding skin.
Treatments can range from mild, topical treatments and minimally invasive procedures for surgical revision. Know that while scars can be reduced they cannot be completely removed.
Skin Cancer Removal
In some cases of skin cancer, surgery to remove a cancerous growth might be recommended. Your surgeon can remove cancerous or other skin lesions using specialized techniques also designed to preserve health and appearance.
Tissue expansion procedure allows the body to grow extra skin in almost any area of the body. A silicone balloon expander is inserted under the skin near the area that needs to be repaired and gradually filled with salt water over time—this causes the skin to stretch and grow. It’s most commonly used for breast reconstruction after breast removal, but it can also help in other areas.
If you are a candidate for any of these reconstructive surgeries, your plastic surgeon can provide the proper recommendations for you
Preparing for Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Most people with hernias have surgery to repair them, even if they do not have symptoms. Surgery typically offers a less dangerous course than the risk of strangulation, a serious problem that can occur when part of the intestine gets trapped inside a hernia.
Preoperative planning is very important to a successful outcome from abdominal wall reconstruction. Reconstructive surgery experts will review your case and reports and results that you carry with you. Once a decision for a reconstructive surgery is made, the following steps should be taken to help promote the desired outcome:
If diabetes or blood sugar related issues are present, practice good control of the diseases
No smoking for at least 4 weeks prior to surgery
Weight loss is important but does not a crash diet.
The Surgical Procedure
Surgeons perform reconstruction surgery on large complex hernias using muscle releases such as external oblique, transverse abdominus and retrorectus to allow for closure of the wound.
A surgeon may also use Botox in select cases to assist with abdominal wall closure in large defects. Mesh materials may be inserted during the procedure to reinforce the abdominal wall closure. The type, size and placement of the mesh are tailored to the individual patient’s needs.
Skin and soft tissue coverage of the hernial defect are also critically important to maximize wound healing. Most reconstructive surgery experts or surgeons are well trained in the use of Elite laser-assisted fluorescent imaging to aid in the visualization and assessment of blood flow to the skin during some surgical procedures.
This technology helps reduce tissue and skin involvement to promote skin and wound healing. When skin coverage is more complex, plastic surgery may be recommended.
Enhanced recovery protocols used by the reconstructive surgeon during your postoperative stay help to minimize pain and shorten inpatient care. A surgical drain is necessary with abdominal wall reconstruction surgery.
The duration of its use can vary and you may be discharged with it. Proper drain care will be taught to you or a family member, or home health will be arranged.
Thea start the cosmetic surgery procedures will follow your progress closely for the first four to six weeks after reconstructive surgery, but long-term management is our ultimate goal to ensure ongoing improved health.
How to choose a Reconstructive Plastic Surgeons
Cosmetic surgeons who conduct reconstructive plastic surgeries may have different qualifications, training and experience. patients should look for a cosmetic surgeon that belongs to a professional government authorised body.
For example, a member of the Association of Plastic Surgeons in India (APSI) has completed a minimum of 12 years medical and surgical education plus at least five years of specialist postgraduate training in reconstructive plastic surgery.
This type of professional is a better choice for your cosmetic surgeon. Rather than a one who is qualified but not from an authorised university and someone having hardly 1 years experience in aesthetic and reconstructive plastic surgery.