Burns have traditionally been treated by general surgeons. However, over the past few decades, subspecialties of general surgery have been developed to deal with the complex problems posed by burn victims. Foremost, among these subspecialties of general surgery is burn surgery. However, plastic surgeons have contributed significantly to the treatment of burn victims due to their knowledge of wounds. With the ability to shift and move tissues from various parts of the body, plastic surgeons have helped burn victims resume a functional life and be rehabilitated more quickly.
It is primarily in the correction of major burn scar deformities that plastic surgeons can demonstrate their skill. Many burn victims suffer from scars that contract and cause the normal tissues and structures in the vicinity of the burn to become distorted. Plastic surgeons can release such burn scars and reconstruct the area so that such distortions and functional deformities are improved.
Dr. Marefat and the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery would be happy to help you set up a private consultation to discuss treatment of burns in Virginia. Schedule an appointment online or call one of our locations at 703-516-7600 (Arlington area) or at 703-560-9583 (Woodbridge).
Dr. Marefat offers a number of financial assistance programs and payment programs to cover the cost of treatment of burns in Virginia. Please visit the patient financing section of our website for more details or ask the staff at Metropolitan Plastic Surgery about these options so that you can get started with treatment of burns in Virginia today.