People who have suffered minor to serious burn injuries essentially want one thing: for the burns to heal and for their pain and scarring to go away. Burn reconstructive surgery can help in the healing process by repairing or restoring damaged skin.
At Albany Medical Center, our specially trained plastic surgeons have extensive experience in burn management and reconstruction. Burn reconstructive surgery demands intense planning and may require a number of procedures. Our plastic surgeons understand the complexity of burn reconstruction and will determine the best treatment plan for patients.
The size, nature and extent of the injury or deformity will determine the type of procedure performed. Burn reconstructive procedures often require skin grafting or flap reconstruction.
Full recovery from burns and burn surgery can take at least two years. Burn reconstruction and management does not end until the patient has fully recovered, physically and emotionally.