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Don’t Be a Burn Victim. Instead, Treat Your Burn Scars with Reconstructive Surgery.

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Are you a burn victim, constantly reminded of the traumatic event you experienced because you were left with permanent scars? Perhaps, it’s like the injury is still causing you pain even after it’s healed because looking at the distortion makes you unhappy. Fortunately, thanks to reconstructive surgery, you do not need to cope with these burn scars any longer.

Burn scars look distorted because as your body rushes to repair the damage, the new fibrous tissue that replaces the missing skin grows in raggedly and raised. It isn’t smooth and even like the surrounding skin.

In addition, the burn scar can be stiff and inhibit your natural movements, making it difficult to bend your arms, legs and fingers or move your neck, shoulders, hands and feet. It can also cause sensation loss.

So, as you can see, appearance isn’t the only issue. The situation is especially problematic when the burn scars cover your face, affecting the function of your mouth, nose, eyes or facial muscles.

How Can Reconstructive Surgery Help?

An expert plastic surgeon like Dr. Maurice Khosh can reduce the appearance of scars, reform features and help restore function. Reconstructive surgery can also relax the affected area, allowing for an increased range of motion.

Each burn victim’s circumstance is unique. Therefore, every individual gets a customized treatment plan tailored to their scars’ severity, type and location. However, all plans are designed to restore the skin’s healthy appearance and improve function during burn scar removal.

Some of the procedures may include:

  • Skin grafting for surface burn scars. This involves taking donor skin from another body part to replace the damaged skin. The graft is transplanted and held in place with stitches and dressing.
  • Resurfacing or laser techniques for surface burn scars.
  • Reconstructive surgery for deeper structural damage, including lip and ear reconstruction, rhinoplasty and eyelid surgery.

It’s important to note that grafting, laser techniques and reconstructive surgery are the second, final step toward recovery from a burn accident. The first step is to let the burn heal completely. However, sometimes a debridement is necessary if the area isn’t healing well. This involves the removal of burned skin tissue to help nudge the healing process and reduce the risk of infection.

Resume a Normal Lifestyle

Dr. Khosh can help you recover from your burn accident so you can resume a normal lifestyle. All you need to do is contact his office in Manhattan today and book a private consultation.

Posted on behalf of Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS

Maurice M. Khosh, MD, FACS
580 Park Avenue Suite 1BE,
New York, NY 10065
(212) 339-9988

What Dr. Khosh's Patients Say


Based on 174 reviews

Meredith G.
Saw Dr. Khosh for a fractured nose. He reset my nose beautifully (and with little discomfort to me) and then discussed some of my sinus issues with me upon my follow up visit. Never felt like he was rushing me out and felt very confident in his abilities. I would highly recommend to anyone needing plastic or reconstructive options!
Jackie C.
Great front office, really good experience after what was a terrible accident. I was made to feel comfortable. Dr. Khosh is very good at what he does. I'm still healing but I'm confident of the results
Kaitlin M.
Dr. Khosh takes exceptional care of his patients. He has operated on me twice, each time making me feel extremely comfortable and satisfied with the results. His staff is also very kind and knowledgeable.
Diana G.
Dr. Khosh & his staff Susan & Christine are absolutely amazing! They were so supportive & helpful from beginning to end & they are just wonderful people. Thank you guys I truly appreciate everything you guys have done for me. I would recommend them to anyone & everyone!
Joann M.
After visiting and being evaluated by several doctors, I kept going back to Dr. Khosh. His tranquil spirit and professionalism were captivating. Thank you for a job well done and keeping me calm throughout the entire process. A special thanks to your staff Susan and Christine for all of their support as well. Hi highly recommend Dr. Khosh.
Leah G.
Upon hearing of the overwhelmingly positive experience a friend of mine had in choosing Dr. Khosh as her surgeon, I decided to make an appointment for my own septoplasty/rhinoplasty/turbinate reduction. Although I was slightly skeptical as the praise I had heard seemed a bit hyperbolic, all uncertainty dissipated after meeting the Doctor and his staff. My pre- and post-operative experience was excellent in terms of concerns adequately addressed prior to the surgery and mitigation of any bruising in the convalescent period. Despite my apparent predisposition to rather slower healing, a year after the surgery, my nose looks really pretty and my breathing entirely unobstructed! I highly recommend Dr. Khosh!
Courtney G.
AMAZING!!!!!! I had Dr Khosh perform lipo on my chin/neck and my result is unbelievable! Better than I could have expected! I met with a couple of surgeons and the second I met with Dr Khosh I knew he was the one I was going with. He was compassionate and explained every detail of what would take place during the surgery and what to expect during recovery. I even emailed a few times during recovery with various questions and he got right back to me asap which was really comforting! I honestly fully recommend Dr Khosh, he did an amazing job and is an amazing person.
Frieda S.
i can finally breathe!! Dr. Khosh made the entire experience a breeze, it was truly a pleasure to be under his care. I am forever thankful and highly recommend him. Not only does his work speak for himself, but he has excellent bedside manner. His kindness and patience is above and beyond. He takes the time to answer to every question you have to help you understand the process while at the same time making you feel so comfortable. From the first consultation i knew i was in good hands. I am so pleased with the result and forever thankful.
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