- Congenital deformity
- Developmental deformity
- Acquired deformity from accidents or trauma: burn wounds, lacerations, growths and aging problems
If you have a severe wound from an accident or trauma that limits your mobility, causes lack of sensation or is physically unappealing, consider a treatment by Dr. Robert Kagan. There are a variety of options for surgical wound care, which will be determined in your initial consultation.
Direct closure is performed on skin-surface wounds that have straight edges requiring a simple cut. Extra care is made to minimize noticeable stitch marks and scarring.
In a skin graft, A patch of healthy skin that is taken from one area of the body to cover an area where skin is missing or damaged. There are different types of skin grafts used depending on the location, depth and severity of the wound. This procedure is largely used to treat burns.
Tissue Expansion is achieved by stretching adjacent tissue with a balloon-like device called an expander, to “grow” extra skin. The expander may create an unsightly bulge temporarily, but offers a near-perfect match of skin color, sensation and texture. This procedure is used most commonly for breast reconstruction following breast removal, but also used to repair skin damaged by birth defects, accidents or surgery and in some cosmetic surgeries.
Flap Surgery / Microsurgery
Flap surgery and microsurgery have made tremendous advances in helping severely injured or disfigured patients. These procedures can replant amputated fingers and limbs, or transplant large sections of tissue, fat, skin, muscle or bone. A flap is a section of living tissue that carries its own blood supply and is moved from one area of the body to another thereby restoring form and function to affected areas of the body. These procedures can take many forms that will be dictated by the individual needs and circumstances of the patient.