Recovery time depends on the type of surgery and how big it was. Some surgeries need a shorter recovery time, while others need more time to heal. Your surgeon will give you instructions for taking care of yourself after surgery and will set up follow-up appointments to check on your progress and help you recover well.
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
Before your surgery, you’ll talk to your surgeon about your health, allergies, and the medicines you take. They might ask you to change your medicines, stop smoking, and take certain vitamins. Also, plan how you’ll get to and from the hospital and make sure someone can help you at home while you recover.
Burn, and reconstructive surgery helps improve the way skin looks and works after burn injuries. The treatment can include fixing scars, using skin grafts, stretching tissue, and microsurgery. Each person’s plan is made based on their burn injury and what they want to achieve.