How is this related to our plastic surgical practice in Modesto, California?
Surgical Procedures on the face which require the use of the Bovie
We need to be aware that inhalational injury exists. When working on the face, the risk of a surgical fire is present in the operating room when there are anesthetic gases which can be flammable. Oxygen is one of the main culprits for a surgical fire. There are precautions to take by the surgical team when a surgeon uses the electrocautery device on the face for any surgical procedure – including cosmetic mole removal.
Consider evaluation by ENT colleagues.
Bronchoscopy can be done as part of the evaluation by ENT specialists (Ear, Nose, Throat) – along with follow up to rule out or manage smoke and thermal related airway injury. A bronchoscopy could also be done by a General Surgeon colleague who has the experience. Inhalational injuries may require ventilatory support.
Keep inhalational injury in mind
I think inhalational injury and ventilatory health is something to consider with any burns which occurs on the face, even with what seems to be a short duration burn with a small area injured.
I get this question a good deal. I think it’s probably somewhat confusing as to what we do and we offer a lot of procedures and products. Basically we are a two surgeon medical group offering services in Veins, Acupuncture, Plastic Surgery, and General Surgery. That can be quite a lot. But even with that said, it’s somewhat confusing as to what each of these items involves. So I thought I’d make a list which doesn’t include everything, but covers most of what we do: