Microvascular Surgery

Microvascular surgery is a technique utilized for complex facial defects, deformities, and some cases of facial paralysis. It involves the transplantation of a patient’s own tissue from a distant body part into the face and neck area. To nourish the transplanted tissue, blood vessels from the neck must be routed into the transplanted tissue using microsurgery techniques. Sources of transplanted tissue include the forearm, thigh and lower leg. If this treatment is recommended in your treatment plan, your surgeon will review in detail the details of this reconstructive technique, your anticipated recovery, and projected outcome.