Why Choose A Board Certified Plastic Surgeon
Choose a board-certified plastic surgeon and be confident you are in the care of a highly-trained surgeon you can trust.
Reconstructive microsurgery is a surgical discipline in which specialized operating microscopes and precision instrumentation are used to repair intricate structures such as blood vessels and nerves less than a few millimeters in diameter.
Following your microsurgery procedure, gauze dressings or bandages will be applied to your incisions. An elastic bandage or compression garment may minimize swelling and support the donor site as it heals following surgery.
Close monitoring of blood flow is always required following a microsurgical procedure, preferably in a hospital setting with dedicated staff who are familiar with caring for patients who have undergone microsurgery. Free flap monitoring depends on the operation and surgeon preference.
Small, thin tubes may be temporarily placed under the skin to drain any excess blood or fluid that may collect.
You will be given specific instructions that may include:
Be sure to ask your plastic surgeon specific questions about what you can expect during your individual recovery period.
Healing will continue for several weeks as swelling decreases. Continue to follow your plastic surgeon's instructions and attend follow-up visits as scheduled.