Our approach to treating Hidradenitis Suppurativa is a meticulously planned process, carefully designed to alleviate your condition and improve your quality of life. It consists of a series of well-coordinated steps, beginning with excisional surgery to remove affected areas, followed by reconstructive surgeries to restore and heal the affected regions. This multi-phase journey typically spans a 6-8 week period, ensuring comprehensive care tailored to your unique needs.
Our primary aim is to have you fully healed and ready to resume your daily routines within 6-8 weeks following your initial excisional surgery. However, please bear in mind that the duration of your recovery can vary depending on the severity of your condition. We tailor our surgical approach to your unique circumstances. During your consultation, we will provide a more precise estimate of your recovery time and address any specific needs.
Hidradenitis Suppurativa can significantly impact your quality of life, necessitating surgical intervention as the optimal solution. Although the possibility of recurrence exists, it is uncommon in the surgically treated area.
When contemplating surgical treatment for Hidradenitis Suppurativa, it is crucial to be aware of potential risks. These include:
1. Chronic Pain: This refers to persistent pain lasting longer than three months despite optimal management.
2. Scar Contractures: The formation of tight, constricting scars that can limit mobility and cause discomfort.
3. Nerve Injuries: The inadvertent damage to nerves during surgery, which may result in sensory changes or pain.
4. Superficial Scarring: The development of visible and sometimes disfiguring scars on the skin’s surface.
Our approach to patient care is highly individualized. We conduct thorough consultations with each patient to determine the most suitable treatment plan, taking into account the specific location and severity of the disease.