The surgeon will examine you to determine what type of burns you have suffered. There are four degrees of burns: First-degree burn – This superficial burn that is the most common type of burn. It damages only the outer layer of skin; Second-degree burn – This types of burn affects both the outer layer and next layer of skin; Third-degree burn – Burns of this degree damage deeper tissue and requires surgery to try to repair the damage and Fourth-degree burn – An uncommon type of burn that is usually only caused by electrical injuries. It causes damage deeper that the skin, into the muscles, tendons, and bones. Once the degree of burn is determine, the further procedure is planned.