A child’s skin is much different than an adult’s skin, and has the potential to react to scarring much different than the way their parents’ might. In this episode of CHOC Radio, Dr. David Gibbs, a pediatric surgeon and the director of trauma services at CHOC, discusses tips for minimizing scarring after surgery, including:
- Which children are more predisposed to scarring
- What pediatric surgeons at CHOC do during surgery to help minimize scarring
- What parents can do in the year after surgery to help mitigate scarring
- Other advice for parents whose child is preparing for surgery
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.