Children are prone to many cuts and scrapes as they go about exploring their world. It’s a big part of life and growing up. Protecting your child from every possible danger is not always possible. Sometimes, these injuries can occur in visible areas that affect their appearance and require an expert’s attention. It is important to understand that cuts and scrapes can sometimes involve multiple layers of tissue and not just skin. There are also important considerations regarding correction of aesthetic units and avoiding disruption of natural skin lines.
Sometimes traumatic injuries may be significantly more severe. Fractured facial bones, burns, nerve injury, disruption of salivary glands, and loss of tissue volume (bone or soft tissue) are some examples of severe problems that will require a skilled plastic surgeon. Also, treatment in the urgent setting is substantially different from treatment to correct the deformities that may result.
Dr. Panossian has spent considerable time in reconstructing numerous injuries in children and adults due to improper initial repair. If you have a child who has been injured or has an unsightly scar, make a consultation today with Dr. Panossian to discuss options for reconstruction.