Skin Flaps


Skin flaps, an advanced form of skin grafting. Skin flaps are usually used when the area requiring reconstruction lacks the blood supply needed to support a Skin Graft. All the tissues that are used to restructure these wounds must carry their own blood supply. Skin flap surgery is a complicated course of action in which skin, along with underlying fat, blood vessels and sometimes muscle, is moved from a healthy part of the body to the injured site. If the skin flap is located adjoining to the burn site, the blood supply can remain attached at the donor site. In instances where the skin flap needs to be attached to a burn site that is located in another part of the body, the surgeon will reattach the blood vessels of the flap, at the new site, with micro vascular surgery techniques.