Skin grafting involves the transplantation of skin from one area of the body to another. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft.
Our specialists expertly use skin grafting to treat:
- Areas of extensive skin loss due to infection, such as necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating bacteria that causes skin death) or purpura fulminans (disorder that causes skin death)
- Extensive wounding or trauma
- Specific surgeries that may require skin grafts for healing to occur – most commonly removal of skin cancers
Flap surgery involves a piece of tissue that still receives blood supply because it's attached to the body by a major artery and vein or at its base. This piece of donor tissue is used in reconstructive surgery by being set into the recipient site (injured area onto which a flap or graft is placed). Sometimes, the flap includes skin and fatty tissue only, but a flap may also include muscle from the donor site (the area from which the flap is taken).
Why Choose UHealth?
Highly-trained specialists to perform your surgery. Offering the latest in leading-edge research and technology, our plastic surgeons treat many patients who have been referred by doctors from across the country as well as around the globe. Members of our plastic and reconstructive team are experts in a variety of complex procedures and represent a wide range of medical skills and training.