How Skin Flap Surgery Works?
Understanding Skin Flap Surgery
Knowing How Flap Surgery Works
- Shave Biopsy – The doctor uses a tool similar to a razor to remove a small section of the top layers of skin.
- Punch Biopsy – The doctor will use a circular tool to remove a small section of skin including deeper layers.
- Surgical Excision – The doctor will use a small knife (scalpel) to remove an entire lump or an area of abnormal skin.
- Flap Repair - Flap surgery involves transporting healthy, live tissue from one location of the body to another, often to areas that have lost skin, fat, muscle movement, and/or skeletal support. The local flap is located next to the wound; the skin remains attached at one end so that the blood supply is left intact.