Laceration Repair Surgery is an essential component of the reconstruction care available at Plastic Surgery Specialists’s Marin County surgical center. Victims of lacerations may be of any age and may experience anything from a superficial contusion requiring a straightforward cosmetic solution to a life-threatening wound demanding the immediate attention of a full surgical team, including plastic surgeons.
Plastic Surgery Specialists partners with area hospitals and surgical teams to provide aesthetic treatments for laceration victims who opt for it. Part of the job of Laceration Repair Surgery is either to close wounds or oversee their closing so that the best possible suture type and placement can be used to prevent excessive scarring. Because it is the job of emergency room surgeons to focus on vital organs and on stopping the bleeding and preventing any infection that may result following a serious laceration, not having an attending plastic surgeon can result in unintentional disfiguration in the future. This can be especially detrimental if the laceration is on the face or other exposed area. Reconstructive Plastic Surgery for Life-Threatening Accidents may not be the primary concern for most patients at the time of an emergency operation, but once their recovery is underway, knowing specialists are there to see to their cosmetic needs can bring them a measure of comfort in a difficult time. Many insurance companies will cover Traumatic Reconstructive Plastic Surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Over 50,000 procedures performed
- Over 75 years of combined experience
Our experienced team of surgeons combines an aesthetic perspective, the ability to listen closely to your needs, and the skills to achieve those desires. This combination of talent is a hallmark of a world-class plastic surgery clinic, located in Marin County, CA.
There are many types of lacerations to be considered. Some have straight lines and others are jagged and may require that skin and tissue first be trimmed before Traumatic Reconstructive Plastic Surgery can be fully performed. As with other varieties of reconstructive surgery, Laceration Repair can include grafting healthy skin from another part of the body or even transplanting skin, muscle, and sometimes bone to create a flap. A flap can have its own blood supply or, by employing the advanced techniques of microsurgery, blood vessels from the flap can be attached to blood vessels in the new location to create a new blood supply. Tissue expansion can also be used, depending on the region of the laceration.
Recovery time depends on a multitude of factors. Just as PSS works with multi-disciplinary medical teams to provide the solutions to address the injury, we remain an integral part of the recovery team as well.