Burn and reconstructive surgery can involve different treatments. Some treatments are not surgeries, like massaging scars, wearing pressure garments, or using creams. Surgeries can include fixing scars, using skin grafts, stretching tissue, or microsurgery. Some surgeries are done in a clinic, but more complex ones may need a hospital stay.
Are there any risks or problems with the surgery?
Burn and reconstructive surgery is considered very safe. Especially at Purple Heron Hospital, we take absolute care to avoid all complexities. But there can be some risks and problems that you should be aware of:
- Scars that don’t look good
- Pain that won’t go away
- Infections where the surgery was done
- Skin grafts not working or being rejected
- Feeling less or no touch in the treated area