Reconstructive Surgery by Burns

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Reconstructive Surgery by Burns

A burn wound can generate a lack of sensation and limited mobility of the affected part, it is also possible that there is an unattractive and very visible scar. Plastic surgery is an option that helps disguise a little more the burns. It is common after a severe burn injury that the recovery process also includes a plastic surgery to improve the appearance, sensation and mobility of the affected area, each surgical technique will depend on the severity of the trauma caused and the part of the body that has been affected.

Dr Jairo Ulerio Vargas -Reconstructive Surgery by Burns
Reconstructive Surgery by Burns

Remembering that burns are injuries caused by prolonged exposure of the skin to sunlight, contact with flames or gases, chemicals or electric current, it is necessary to know how to identify their visible types and conditions:

  • First degree burns: They are limited to the superficial layer of the skin epidermis, it is the lesion with less severity. It does not form blisters and in a few days there is a peeling that will not leave scars. This type of burns is also generated by prolonged exposure to sunlight on the beach or the mountain but is known as insolation.
  • Second degree burns: This type of burns affects the epidermis and upper face of the dermis, blisters and serum exudation are formed, it is painful and extremely sensitive to punctures. It is a burn that is cured after three or four weeks with local epidermis, hair follicles and sebaceous glands.
  • Third-degree burns: This is a severe burn that destroys the entire thickness of the skin, including all its appendages or skin attachments affecting sensitivity. The scars left by this type of burns are irregular with atrophic and other hypertrophic or keloid parts. It is a burn that could evolve during the first 24 or 48 hours which makes it difficult to be certain of the real depth of the injury.

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Types of Plastic Surgery for Burns

  • Skin grafts: The surgery consists of the removal of the skin from a part of the body to graft it in the affected area, usually the skin that is extracted belongs to a part of the body that is covered with clothes. The recovery process of this plastic surgery can take three weeks or more.
  • Microsurgery: The surgeon uses a microscope that helps with the reconstruction process. It is ideal for repairing nerves or blood vessels and reconnecting them again.
  • Tissue expansion: It is a technique that allows healthy skin to grow in the body to be used as reconstructive surgery. This procedure consists of the insertion of an instrument near the part to be reconstructed, it is filled with saline solution that will cause the skin to expand and grow slowly. Once the new skin has formed it can be used as a reconstructive surgery. The recovery process of this technique can take up to 4 months.


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Your safety is our main priority, and our surgical facility is accredited by the Dominican Society of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery Inc. (SODOCIPRE). This means that the facility has met high standards, very similar to those required for surgical facilities in the hospital, and has approved an annual formal evaluation and inspection. In addition, all members of our staff, consisting of registered nurses, injected nurses, anesthetists, medical assistants and medical estheticians, are fully certified.


Dr. Jairo Ulerio has acquired training, advanced experience, developed the aesthetic eye, the dexterity and surgical skill necessary to provide beautiful and natural results with a rapid recovery.

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Linda P
Linda P

Dr. Jairo Ulerio is excellent. From the moment i met him, i knew he would be the perfect doctor for my procedure. He has great staff that helped me from start to finish. Getting the medical analysis, providing the medication needed, the massages, etc. After the surgery, Dr Ulerio maintain in contact always keeping track of my healing process. He cares about all his patients recovery and i loved the fact that every time i went to get my massages he would check up on me. I trust his work and ethics. Very professional and i would recommend him to anyone.

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Elanny Colon

Human factor to skin flower, excellent doctor and of the best people that I have been able to know. I can assure you that I arrived with fear and insertion into the clinic AFTER a few minutes with Jairo Ulerio I left there with the day and date of the operation, he made me feel that I had known him all my life. Thank you doctor and your great team today I feel more confident than ever, I operate my breasts increase. In February I return again to be in the hands of such a great team with Jairo Ulerio as a surgeon. I do not have a number to give so Great professionalism 10 is little 1000 also the biggest argument peace and tranquility with myself since I put my trust in him.
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Angela Reyes

I am so impressed with this doctors work and his bedside manner. I am currently 10 days post op and I am feeling better each day. I have seen my doctor so many times after my surgery and the fact that he has taken the time to see and ask how I am feeling and progressing is so important to me. His work is amazing I am so happy with my results so far. I had gotten a mini tummy tuck, full back and arm lipo, no fat was added to my behind however it was contoured and lifted a little more. He is very honest and will provide you with all the information you need. I will recommend him to anyone who wants to get plastic surgery of any kind. You will not regret. I am so happy with his staff as well. I love getting the massages at the office with my girl. His team is very nice. I will be coming back for my breasts. Lol I’m not fully recovered already planning my second round with him. Thank you Dr. Ulerio. I’m so happy.

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