After the initial burn wound has healed, many patients are left with unsightly scars that leave both physical and emotional daily reminders of their burn injury. Dr. Michael DePerro has many tools available from scar release, skin grafts, artificial dermis, and rotational flaps to help improve the appearance and functional abilities of burn patients in Columbus, Dublin, Clintonville, Upper Arlington and the surrounding areas of Ohio.
What is Burn Reconstruction?
Burn reconstruction is performed once the initial burn wound has healed. The goal of burn reconstruction is to try to return as close to normal function to the damaged area, while also restoring the aesthetic appearance of the area.
What are the Benefits of Burn Reconstruction?
The benefits of treating your burn damage with reconstruction are:
• Restoring function to the damaged area
• Improving the physical appearance of the area
• Decreasing the scar burden
• Increasing self-confidence and self-image
• Improving mental, physical, and emotional well-being
Who is a Candidate for Burn Reconstruction?
Ideal candidates for burn reconstruction are those who have suffered and are healing from their burn wounds. You should also be physically healthy otherwise and be free of any medical conditions that would limit your healing abilities. Being a non-smoker is ideal and also the patient needs to have realistic expectations
How is Burn Reconstruction Performed?
The uniqueness of a patient’s condition predicts how their burn reconstruction will be performed. Dr. DePerro has many tools available from scar release, skin grafts, artificial dermis, and rotational flaps to assist in whatever your needs are. During your first consultation, we will discuss your goals and how best to achieve them.
How Much Does Burn Reconstruction Cost in Columbus, OH?
At DePerro Plastic Surgery, we want to offer you the best care with results that are just right for your situation in life. Fortunately, most burn reconstructions are covered by insurance. The highly trained staff at DePerro Plastic Surgery will be happy to assist you with submitting your insurance claims and filing for prior authorization. Additionally, we accept cash, check, and most major credit cards. We also provide financing through CareCredit®.
DePerro Plastic Surgery offers personalized care for personalized results. Residents in or near Columbus and other areas in the state who are ready to make a positive change should take the next step in their lives. Don’t hesitate to contact us and set up your burn reconstruction consultation with Dr. Michael DePerro today!