Category Archives: Plastic Surgery

PREPRINT RELEASE: Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy


Split-Thickness Skin Graft for Scar Release, Permanent Pigment Transfer, and Fractional CO2 Laser Therapy
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

This case focuses on the treatment of an 8-year-old male with scars from burn wounds he sustained at the age of 2 that have resulted in areas of scar contracture, stiffness, and hypopigmentation. Watch Dr. Daniel Driscoll perform a scar release, a split-thickness skin graft, a permanent pigment transfer, and fractional CO2 laser resurfacing.

PREPRINT RELEASE: Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty


Local Tissue Rearrangement for Hypertrophic Chemical Burn: Z-Plasty and VY-Plasty
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Daniel N. Driscoll, MD, FACS
Division of Plastic, Reconstructive, and Laser Surgery
Shriners Hospitals for Children – Boston

Lisa Gfrerer, MD, PhD
Harvard Plastic Surgery Combined Residency Program

Robert J. Dabek, MD
Research Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital

In what is our first plastic surgery case, we follow part of the treatment of an 18-year-old male who developed hypertrophic chemical burn scars resulting from an attack with sulfuric acid. Here, Dr. Daniel Driscoll performs two Z-plasties and a VY-plasty in order to relieve some of the tension resulting from these scars.