List of Burns, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery Doctors
Plastic surgery is a surgical specialty involving the restoration, reconstruction, or alteration of the human body. It can be divided into main categories like Reconstructive surgery, Cosmetic (Aesthetic) surgery, Hand & Micro-Surgery and Burn management.
Thos branch of Plastic Surgery includes craniofacial surgery, hand surgery, microsurgery, and the treatment of burns. While reconstructive surgery aims to reconstruct a part of the body or improve its functioning, cosmetic (or aesthetic) surgery aims at improving the appearance of it. Both of these techniques are used throughout the world. Plastic surgeons use cosmetic surgical principles in all reconstructive surgical procedures as well as isolated operations to improve overall appearance. The Plastic Surgery Department is a robust service segment at Ashwini Hospital providing all the routine as well as advanced and complex procedures in all the branches of Plastic Surgery
Burn surgery generally takes place in two phases. Acute burn surgery is the treatment immediately after a burn. Reconstructive burn surgery takes place after the burn wounds have healed. Ashwini hospital has facilities for Burns ICU, Isolation and specialised Burns OT.
In Burns surgery, the transfer of skin tissue (skin grafting) is a very common procedure. Skin grafts can be derived from the recipient or donors:
- Autografts are taken from the recipient. If absent or deficient of natural tissue, alternatives can be cultured sheets of epithelial cells in vitro or synthetic compounds, such as integra, which consists of silicone and bovine tendon collagen with glycosaminoglycans.
- Allografts are taken from a donor of the same species.
- Xenografts are taken from a donor of a different species.
Usually, good results would be expected from plastic surgery that emphasize careful planning of incisions so that they fall within the line of natural skin folds or lines, appropriate choice of wound closure, use of best available suture materials, and early removal of exposed sutures so that the wound is held closed by buried sutures.