Methods Of Wound Care
After a full assessment of your wound has been made, Dr. Bourhill will inform you of the recommended care method. These methods can include the below:
- Skin Grafts: Wounds that are wide and thick can be cared for with skin grafts. This process involves taking tissue from another part of your body and placing it over the affected area, allowing healing to take place.
- Direct Closures: Direct closures are reserved for wounds that are on the surface of your skin and have straight edges. Simple cuts are examples of this.
- Tissue Expansion: This method allows the body to grow new, healthy skin by slowly stretching out tissue in the adjacent area. First, a balloon-like device is placed under tissue next to the damaged area. The device is then gradually filled with silicone to allow new tissue to form and stretch out before it is removed.
Wounds that are left unchecked can lead to serious medical complications in the future. To avoid this from happening, consider working with us here at Bourhill Plastic Surgery when care is needed.