Facial Burn Injuries Plastic Surgery
Burns are among the most devastating types of injuries, especially when they occur on the face. The damage can include lost skin, fat, muscle and even bone, depending on the extent of the burn. Facial reconstruction after a severe burn requires specialized expertise to create a natural appearance while restoring form and function to the facial features. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at Vantage Plastic Surgery is a highly respected plastic and reconstructive surgeon who offers facial burn injuries plastic surgery at our clinics in NYC.
Burns come in many forms, from chemical and thermal to electrical and mechanical. Facial burns can occur from splashes of hot substances, fire, explosions and other exposure. Depending on the degree of the burn, the damage can affect different layers of skin and tissue that cause a facial deformity. Facial burn injuries that severely scar the skin or damage the cartilage, muscle or bone underneath may require plastic surgery to restore the area. This can include reconstructing features like the lips, eyelids, nose and ears using advanced plastic surgery techniques. Dr. Shteynberg has extensive experience providing burn injury plastic surgery and facial reconstruction with amazing results.
Face Skin Grafts for Burn Patients
Almost every burn injury will leave a scar on the skin. When these scars occur on the face, they can be distracting and cause deformity. Dr. Shteynberg uses skin grafts to replace damaged skin from burn injuries on the face, as well as other grafting procedures to reconstruct damaged tissues. Fat, skin, cartilage and other tissues can be harvested from other areas of the body and grafted to create new skin or facial features. This is a very complex process, but the results can be incredible for those suffering from facial deformities caused by burn injuries.
If you have a facial burn injury and want to explore your options for skin grafts and plastic surgery, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery to book your appointment – we have medical centers in UES Manhattan and Brooklyn for your convenience. We can schedule a private consultation with Dr. Shteynberg to discuss facial burn injury plastic surgery.