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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 1-3

Postburn rehabilitation and improvement of body image

Department of Plastic Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India

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Vijay Kumar
Department of Plastic Surgery, King George Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh
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DOI: 10.4103/ijb.ijb_11_22

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Improvement in quality of life and optimum functional recovery after burn injury is the final goal of burn care. After major burn injuries, look (body image) and functionality changed a lot. How a person perceive himself or herself, how confident about his/her looks, and how much confident about his/her body appearance are collectively known as body image. Severe distress is present in 30% of burn survivors and perceives their distorted body image after their first hospitalization. Pre- and postoperative physiotherapy and occupational therapy provide alternative ways for these problems of burn patients. Almost everyone has certain degree of changes in their recovery phase, but most of them get used to the change in their appearance over the time.

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