Two kinds of skin graft procedures

Individuals may want to consider undergoing skin graft procedure to restore the damaged skin in particular parts of their body. The procedure which involves replacing damaged skin by transplanting new skin has two kinds depending on the severity of the skin being treated.

Split-level grafts is a type of skin graft where the two uppermost layers of skin are removed and grafted to the target skin area. This type of procedure is often recommended for patients who have large skin problems. However, the procedure is considered full-thickness when the muscles and blood vessels from a healthy skin area are used to treat the target area. Full-thickness type is often advised for small wounds that are situated on the face or other body parts that are visible because it is unnoticeable after healing. Individuals should consider this kind of treatment if they have skin infections, serious burn injuries, large open wounds, or any other skin problems that improperly healed.

Skin graft procedure is worth considering if you want to reconstruct your damaged skin. If you want to know more about this procedure in Des Moines, book an appointment with the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team. Call our office today at (515) 222-1111 to find out how we may restore your natural skin.


Chemical peel procedures: what to expect before, during, and after

Individuals often consider chemical peel treatments to treat minor facial skin problems such as scarring, pimples, sunburn, or fine lines. These individuals should know that the procedure involves several chemical solutions.

First, dermatologists or cosmetic experts will thoroughly clean the patient’s skin before applying a chemical solution. One or a combination of the following chemical solutions will target skin: trichloroacetic acid, glycolic acid, lactic acid, salicylic acid, and carbolic acid. During the procedure, it is normal for patients to feel some discomfort, such as stinging or burning. If you experience discomfort, alleviate it by applying a cold compress or taking pain relievers. Depending on the treatment, patients may notice skin improvement after several days. Chemical peel candidates should note that the procedure does not require a hospital stay. Also, it can be done in a clinic or surgery center.

If you want to know more about chemical peels and how they could restore the natural look of your skin, the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team in Des Moines can help. Schedule an appointment with us today by calling (515) 222-1111.


Breast reduction procedures becoming more popular for men

Cosmetic surgery experts recently observed that many men are having breast reduction procedures to treat for gynecomastia, an article of WLWT5 reported on August 6.

Gynecomastia is the condition of large breasts on a man. More often than not, men with unusually large breasts consider undergoing breast reduction surgery to address their problem and lessen embarrassment. The condition can be the result of genetics, abnormal hormone levels, or obesity. Males are often affected in their puberty stage. Although some cases of gynecomastia go away within a couple of years, some men still have the condition into adulthood. Cosmetic surgeons in Cincinnati said men who have gynecomastia in their 30’s or 40’s often pursue breast reduction procedures. GQ magazine previously reported that breast reduction surgery is one of the top five cosmetic procedures undergone by men.

The Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team in Des Moines helps men to improve their physique through breast reduction surgery. Call our offices today at (515) 222-1111 to learn more about this procedure.


Cosmetic surgery for celebrity chef Gordon Ramsay?

Chef Gordon Ramsay’s fresh face at the Teen Choice Awards started rumors that he underwent cosmetic surgery, according to news.com.au.

If the rumors are true, it is not the first time. The 49-year-old Ramsay admitted in 2010 that he underwent procedures to “freshen up his look.” In fact, Ramsay claims he took advice from Simon Cowell. More recently, a photo of Ramsay and his family showed his boosted confidence and “flawless complexion.” Ramsay said he felt fine about his wrinkles until his four children made him paranoid about his looks. Reportedly, no one noticed Ramsay’s cosmetic surgery until he mentioned it himself.

Undergoing a cosmetic surgery procedure is a great way to achieve a fresh, young look. If you are considering surgery in Des Moines, the Bergman Folkers Plastic Surgery team can help. Call our office today at (515) 222-1111 to book an appointment.


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