Burns surgery as a treatment

Written by: Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Edited by: Top Doctors®

Following accidents involving burns more or less serious, surgery can reconstruct the skin through various techniques, to recover any type of tissue, from subtle peels extending even to face and hand transplant.

Any burn patient is a candidate for an improvement in their scars and rebuild. Today, thanks to the Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery can be applied multitude of treatments, from the purely aesthetic as peels or laser corrective surgery such as facelifts, rhinoplasty, tissue expansion, lipofilling and stem cells until the face transplant and hands.


Treatment of burns

It should make a visit without haste, with a thorough physical exam and understand and comprehend the problems and concerns of the patient. After this visit you have to prepare a master plan, which will include a list of consequences, both functional and aesthetic, an inventory of tissue donor sites for reconstruction and prioritized.

The whole spectrum of plastic and aesthetic surgery can be applied to the reconstruction of burns. These include corrections of scars, tissue expansion, microsurgery, grafts and flaps, cosmetic surgery (facelifts, rhinoplasty, mammoplasty, etc), lipofilling (fat grafting), stem cell therapy and transplantation face and hands in cases very severe.


Recovery after treatment of burns

It depends on the number and severity of sequelae. There are patients with minor sequelae that require one or two interventions, while others need many more. In severe sequelae (severe burn) is not uncommon to have to perform dozens of operations and extend the process for many months and one to two years.

Following the interventions, follow healthy lifestyles with balanced diets, protect the area from trauma and operated out of the sun. They are indicated healing creams, musk rose oil, silicone gel, etc.. Exercise is important, but always directed by the medical team. In addition, many sequels have functional effects, so always follow a process of active and intensive rehabilitation.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

By Dr. Joan Pere Barret
Plastic surgery

Dr. Joan-Pere Barret, is a prestigious specialist in Plastic, Aesthetic and Reconstructive Surgery. In particular, he is the first doctor in the world to have successfully completed a full-face transplant. Formed in the United States, he is an eminence and an international reference in face and limb transplantation, as well as one of the best doctors in reparative microsurgery: breast reconstruction, face reconstruction and paralysis surgery. He is also a great expert in facial rejuvenation, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery. Throughout his career he has combined his care work with teaching, being director and professor of the subject of Plastic Surgery at the Autonomous University of Barcelona, ​​as well as director of various doctoral theses. At the same time, it also develops an important informative task, being editor and collaborator of journals of high scientific impact. He has also published numerous books and scientific articles. He is currently a specialist in Plastic Surgery at the Center Mèdic Francesc Macià and, throughout his career, he has worked in prestigious centers in the United Kingdom and the Netherlands.

*Translated with Google translator. We apologize for any imperfection

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