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Laceration Repair Surgery in Fargo, ND
Laceration repair surgery is an essential component of reconstructive care. Lacerations can occur at any age and appear anywhere from superficial contusions to life-threatening wounds. Most lacerations occur in the settings of falls, motor vehicle accidents, sporting injuries, dog bites, and work-related injuries.
Plastic surgery specialists partner with hospitals and surgical teams to provide aesthetic treatments for laceration victims who opt for it, as part of the job of laceration repair surgery is to close wounds to prevent excessive scarring.
There are many types of lacerations to be considered, with some having straight lines and others having jagged and irregular, requiring skin and tissue to be trimmed before surgery can be performed. Laceration repair surgery may also include skin grafting, all of which would be discussed at the time of consultation.
FAQ: Laceration Repair
How long is the recovery from laceration repair surgery?
Recovery time from laceration repair surgery depends on many factors including, type of surgery, area of surgery, and potential follow-up surgeries.
What possible areas can be treated by laceration repair surgery?
Laceration repair surgery can be performed on:
- Head, neck, and scalp
- Nose, ears, lips, eyelids, and cheeks
- Chest, breast, shoulders, and back
- Abdomen and buttocks
- Arms, hands, and fingers
- Legs, feet, and toes
Will I have noticeable scarring?
You should expect to have some evidence of the laceration in the form of a scar; however, Dr. Adams has a number of techniques to help minimize post-treatment scarring, which are discussed during consultation. Scar maturation takes between 12 and 18 months to complete and during this period you will see the scar change in color and texture.