Burns / Plastic Surgery

A burn is a thermal insult to the skin and underlying tissue. A good understanding of the physiology of burns is essential to effectively manage the burn patient’s care, in order to optimize recovery from a potentially life-threatening injury. An ABCDE approach is used to assess the patient, along with gaining a comprehensive history, including mechanisms of injury, the time elapsed since the burn, and any treatment already initiated. Plastic surgery is concerned with correcting or restoring form and function. It can involve reconstructive surgery, the treatment of burns, the removal of lesions, and cosmetic surgical procedures.

Burns & Plastic Surgery

Plastic surgery is a medical and cosmetic specialty concerned with repair and reconstruction of lost, injured and deformed body parts as a result of birth defects, burns, cancer, trauma, etc. This type of surgery generally does not deal with viscera, but with the non-visceral structures, viz. scalp, skull, external ear, face and facial bones, chest wall, abdominal wall, external genitalia and extremities. The plastic surgery wing is well equipped with state-of-the-art equipment to provide a full range of plastic and reconstructive surgery.

The Burn Care Center at Kalra Hospital provides advanced treatment for burn injuries to both adult and pediatric burn patients. Rated as the best burn hospital in India, the burn treatment clinic offers complete care and support for patients for their fast recovery. Burn specialists at Kalra hospital have many years of expertise in operating burn plastic surgeries.

Plastic surgery covers a very broad field, and can be considered under the following clinical areas:

Reconstructive plastic surgery:

This type of surgery is performed to correct functional impairments caused by

  • Burns
  • Traumatic injuries; such as facial bone fractures
  • Congenital abnormalities; such as cleft lip, or cleft palate
  • Developmental abnormalities
  • Infection or disease

Removal of cancer or tumor:

such as a mastectomy for breast cancer, or reconstruction following invasion by a head and neck cancer or colon cancer.

Cosmetic surgery:

It is performed by the best plastic surgeons to improve the appearance of a person. Cosmetic plastic surgery specialists at Kalra Hospital always use advanced cosmetic surgical principles to improve overall appearance.