Wound Care Torrance
With Dr. Sherif Khattab in Torrance, California
Wound care is a process used by reconstructive surgeons to restore or heal an injury that has caused significant damage to the skin or underlying muscle and bone. Wound care can be used to restore both form and function.
Wound care is one of many reconstructive procedures offered by board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sherif Khattab. He specializes in several techniques that can be used to repair wounds and trauma to the skin and underlying tissues.
Who’s a Candidate for Wound Care in Torrance, CA?
Wound care can be used to repair minor skin surface injuries or for those who have acquired wounds exposing major structures such as bone, tendon, joint, nerve or vessels.
If you have a traumatic wound, a pressure ulcer (“bed sore”), or another severe wound such as a burn, you may want to consider wound care at Beyond Beautiful. The best way to determine if wound care is right for you is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Khattab.
What to Expect During Wound Care
The consultation: In order to determine if you are good candidate for wound care you will need to be honest and upfront about every aspect of your health. During your consultation, you will have a physical exam where Dr. Khattab will carefully assess the size, severity and features of your wound. This process will help Dr. Khattab design a personalized surgical plan for your wound.
Direct Closure: Small skin surface wounds that have straight edges may benefit from direct closure. The straight edges are brought together and secured with sutures. Maximum attention is given to the final aesthetic outcome to reduce the appearance of undesirable scarring.
Skin grafts: A wound that is large and difficult to close often requires a skin graft. During a skin grafting procedure, healthy tissue is removed from a donor site on your body and used to cover the area where skin is missing. When at all possible, Dr. Khattab will choose an inconspicuous donor site on your body. A scar will remain at the site where the graft was taken, but it will fade with time.
Tissue Expansion: Tissue expansion is a procedure used to “grow” extra skin by stretching adjacent tissue. Multiple visits to our clinic will be necessary to complete the reconsructive process. A balloon-like device will be inserted underneath your skin, near the area in need of restoration. It will be gradually filled with a saltwater solution until enough skin has been created. The extra skin will then be used to cover your wound.
Advanced Wound Care: Flap Surgery: Flap surgery is a surgical procedure that can be used to restore both form and function to an injury. A flap is a section of living tissue that is transplanted from one area of the body to another, but remains attached and nourished by its own blood supply. Flap surgery can be used to transplant very large sections of tissue, muscle or bone.
Schedule a Consultation with Dr. Khattab
If you’re ready to learn more about wound care in Torrance, CA, call 310-325-2100 to inquire about a consultation with Dr. Khattab. Beyond Beautiful is located at 23365 Hawthorne Blvd, Suite 102, in Torrance, CA. Since 1988, we have been providing excellent care to patients from nearby Torrance, Long Beach, Redondo Beach, and beyond.