Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
12. Treatment of some skin and appendage conditions: These include melanocyte transfer and skin grafting for vitiligo (white patches), treatment of deep scars and pits such as those caused by severe acne, removal of skin cancers and coverage with graft/ flap etc.
A case of segmental vitiligo. Treated by melanocyte transfer.
Case of vitiligo. Treated by thin split thickness graft.
13. Improvement of scars : Scars, which are present as a result of previous injuries, burns, surgeries or other diseases can be improved with the help of plastic surgery. An important technique, often employed for this purpose is tissue expansion. In this technique, normal tissue adjacent to the scar is expanded with the help of tissue expanders. After expansion, the expender is removed, scar is excised or defect is freshened. Expanded skin flap is then advanced to cover this defect. This topic is discussed in detail, elsewhere on this website.
Case of post burn scarring cheeks. Left cheek scar removed with the help of tissue expansion.
Old suture scar at forehead. Removed with the help of tissue expansion.
Old post burn scar and skin graft at neck. Removed with the help of tissue expansion.
14. Cosmetic suturing of cuts (lacerations) : Use of much finer techniques, better appreciation of tissue vascularity, regional anatomy and application of cosmetic surgery principles by a Plastic Surgeon result in much better result when the lacerations are sutured by Plastic Surgeons.
Multiple lacerations to face due to windshield injury. Treated by meticulous plastic surgery.
Laceration at forehead. Before and after.
Laceration at glabellar area. Before and after.
lacerations at nose. Before and after.
Laceration at upper lip. Before and after.
Lacerations at right temporal and left malar region. Before and after.
Deep laceration at forehead. Before and after.
Multiple lacerations and abrasions on right side of face. Before and after.
Multiple lacerations on left side of face (windshield injury). Before and after.
Lacerations at lip, nose and cheek, due to road accident. Before and after.
Multiple wounds at forehead, right lower eyelid and cheek. Before and after.
Deep laceration at left eyebrow. Before and after.
Multiple lacerations at face. Before and after.
Laceration at lower lip. Before and after.
Lacerations at upper lip and nose. Before and after.