Can wound scars be removed by plastic surgery?
Q: My feet were wounded when a rocket hit our house, 13 years ago. There are bad marks on the wounded area. I want them to be removed and my foot to come back to its shape. The bones are alright, only the flesh needs plastic surgery. How long do I need to stay in the hospital? How much will it cost?
A:There are two lines of treatment available to the patient and which one to choose depends on the amount of soft tissue padding present on the bones. 1. If there is sufficient amount of fat on the bone to act as a good padding, then only a free split skin graft would provide a satisfactory result. 2. However, if there is no padding on the bone, then a multi staged tube pedicle may be required. The duration of treatment and cost depends on the type of procedure undertaken.