What are Wounds?
Though all surgeons close wounds, there are times when the special reconstructive surgery skills are needed. Their expertise can improve healing and reduce scaring when a wound is large, jagged or cannot be covered with the skin currently at the site. While basic suturing techniques continue to be essential, surgeons today have a wide range of materials available,
What to expect during the Wound Care procedure?
We understand that severe wounds can have a profound impact on your life and can affect physical movement, lifestyle, emotional well-being, and overall health. The goal is to provide effective solutions for all types of serious and complicated wounds.
- Surgery: including tissue transfer, skin grafts, and microsurgery
- Hyperbaric oxygen therapy: Patients are immersed in 100 percent oxygen at an atmospheric pressure that is higher than normal. This increases the amount of oxygen in the blood and promotes quicker healing.
- Bioengineered skin substitutes: Using cell-based tissue to protect the wound and increase healing
- Specialized wound-specific dressings: Made of gels, collagen, foam, or various other substances used to help promote wound healing. This treatment method is often used with hyperbaric oxygen therapy and nutrition counseling.
- Dietary and nutrition consultations: Studies show that wound healing takes longer in people who have a diet lacking in essential nutrients
What to expect during the recovery for Wounds?
After a wound heals, plastic surgery can be performed to reduce scarring and help restore function. Since a variety of procedures can be performed, your individual recovery instructions may vary.
To find out more about available treatments and procedures, request a consultation with Dr. Moulton-Barrett at one of his Bay Area offices. Board certified plastic surgeon Rex Moulton-Barrett, M.D., offers advanced care and procedures for Bay Area residents. He has offices in Alameda and Brentwood, CA.
2070 Clinton Ave, Alameda, CA 94501