Is your skin or underlying tissues damaged or deformed? Read the information below to learn about reconstructive surgery performed by plastic and reconstructive surgeon, Gregory J. Liebscher, MD, FACS of Colorado Springs, CO:
The purpose of reconstructive surgery is to repair physical aberrations resulting from injury, disease, congenital conditions, infections, surgery, or tumors. Reconstructive surgery often has both a functional and cosmetic objective and requires multidisciplinary knowledge to ensure the best possible outcomes.
Not sure if you qualify for reconstructive surgery? Contact our office to schedule a new patient appointment today to discuss your treatment options with Dr. Liebscher:
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Skin Expansion Surgery
Skin expansion is a method for increasing the amount of your natural skin for use in a variety of reconstruction surgery. The most frequently used method of skin expansion involves creating a pocket under the skin into which an expanded is placed. A small tube is taped on the outside of your body close to the expander. Over several visits, saline is injected into the expanded causing it to fill like a balloon and stretch the skin around it.
When enough excess skin has been created for the procedure in question, the apparatus is removed during another surgical procedure. Whenever possible, the skin expansion is undertaken close to the area where it is used so the new skin can be stretch over the location and sutured down with the need for removing it and reattaching it elsewhere. This means that the skin retains its connection to a blood supply increasing the odds of success. Dr. Liebscher discusses this option with you if it is determined you would be an appropriate candidate for this type of procedure.
Reconstructive surgery can improve your self-esteem, restore a previous level of function, improve the appearance of areas you have kept covered up for years and increase your quality of life. Procedures are now available that can turn wishes about restoring your appearance to the way it once was into reality.