Introduction

Burns may occur when a person’s skin:

  • Comes in contact with something hot
  • Is scalded with hot water
  • Is exposed in the sun for too long
  • Comes in contact with electricity or the person is electrocuted

Scars are often formed during the healing process after a burn. They are thick areas of discoloured skin developed after damaged skins cells die and the body produces the collagen protein to repair the damaged skin. The production of collagen protein in the body causes the scar to appear.

Burn scars can vary in size depending on how much the skin is damaged. The severity of the burn will determine how long the scar may remain on the skin. Some scars can also be permanently visible.

Burns can be categorised according to how much the skin is damaged:

  • First-degree burns: damages the outer layer of the skin
  • Second-degree burns: damages both the outer and the under layer of the skin
  • Third-degree burns: damages the top two layers of the skin and also damages the bones and tendons including the nerve endings

At the bottom of this profile are brief details of a number of the experts that Expert Experts represents. Call our office to discuss your requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget.

Expertise in Action

Experts in burns and scars are essential in cases of medical negligence, injuries or accidents. They have expert knowledge and expertise in:

  • Plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • Scar revisions
  • Tissue reconstruction
  • Transplants
  • Microsurgery

They can also provide expert opinion on other matters including causes of burn injuries and accidents, and the degree of burns.

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Cost

The overall cost of expert opinion depends on the services required. Some of the key factors that affect the cost of advice include:

  • The need for a view or inspection of a location
  • The quantity of documentary material to be reviewed
  • Whether there are reports of other experts to be reviewed and commented on in detail
  • Whether there is a need for conferences with the expert either in person or by telephone/Skype
Relevant Articles How to get rid of burn scars

This article looks at which types of burn are more likely to scar, how to reduce burn scars and how to prevent long-term scarring from a recent burn.

Relevant Cases FERENCZFY v JOHNSONDIVERSEY AUSTRALIA PTY LTD [2012] SADC 22

The plaintiff was working in the delicatessen section of a supermarket. She suffered burn injuries to the ankle areas of both feet caused by scalding with hot water when a hose became detached as she was walking past the water outlet.

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Profiles of Experts in Medical - Burns and scars

Below are short profiles of a few experts with expertise in this field. Please contact our office to discuss your specific requirements and to obtain a recommendation that suits your needs and budget. Expert Experts are experts in finding the right expert for your needs and you pay no more to use Expert Experts than if you searched and found the expert yourself.

  • #ID1920

Specialist Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

ID1920 is a specialist plastic and reconstructive surgeon with particular expertise in gender reassignment surgery. He performs a variety of cosmetic, reconstructive, hand and therapeutic surgery and can also advise on non-surgical procedures such as cosmetic denervation and dermal fillers.


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