A burns patient can have significant health impacts. Not only do burn patients have to live with possible physical limitations, they also face substantial emotional, social and situational challenges, especially when highly visible scars affect their physical appearance. Burns patients encounter a wide range of barriers, including self consciousness, fear of rejection, embarrassment, humiliation, and having to deal with frequent questions and comments from others. As a consequence, their social and interpersonal connections are often greatly impacted. Plastic and reconstructive surgeons often play a critical role in transforming the lives of their patients. Fortunately, there are a number of procedures surgeons can use to assist with the physical and cosmetic limitations of burn-damaged skin, vastly improving their patients’ quality of life.