SKIN GRAFTS & SKIN FLAPS
SKIN GRAFTS AND FLAPS ARE SURGICAL PROCEDURES THAT INVOLVE TRANSPLANTING HEALTHY SKIN FROM ONE AREA OF THE BODY TO ANOTHER TO REPAIR DAMAGED OR MISSING SKIN.
OccuHealth offers surgical procedures to repair damaged or missing skin. Skin grafts involve removing healthy skin from one area of the body to repair damaged or missing skin in another area. Skin flaps are healthy skin and tissue that is partly detached and moved to cover a nearby wound. Skin flaps are thought to provide better cosmetic results than skin grafting, as the skin tone and texture are usually better matched. Additionally, they have a reduced chance of failure in comparison to skin grafts. Skin flaps and grafts are commonly utilized by plastic surgeons when a defect cannot be closed by primary or secondary intention. The key differences between a graft and a flap are in regards to its blood supply; a skin graft receives its blood supply from the recipient site though the vascular bed, whilst a skin flap brings its blood supply from the donor site.
Transplanting healthy skin from one area of the body to repair damaged or missing skin elsewhere.
Removal of dead or damaged tissue from the graft or flap site to facilitate healing.
Pieces of skin that are partly detached and moved to cover nearby wounds.