Dr. John Anastasatos MD FACS – Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Reconstruction of totally burned face and neck
This patient was a beautiful 15 year old girl when she was in a horrific accident that resulted in an almost 90% total body surface area burn. As you can also see her face and neck were totally burned.
This is a case I did when I was on the faculty of the University of Alabama in Birmingham. When a patient like that comes to the hospital the main focus is to provide life saving measures. After the life saving procedures were completed by the brilliant work of the burn team at UAB I was asked to care for her face and neck burns as the plastic surgeon.The challenge was that she had no skin left due to her massive burns. In the first marathon operation (that lasted about 11 hours) I used skin form her scalp to reconstruct her face and neck.
She had one additional operation by me about a year later for placement of hair grafts and some minor wound revisions.The result is obvious. She now has a normal life and she is happily married with children.This has been one of the most gratifying operations and patients in my whole life.