A flap is a piece of tissue that is still attached to the body by a major artery and vein or at its base this piece of tissue with its attached blood supply is used in reconstructive surgery by being set into a recipient site injured area onto which a flap or graft is placed sometimes the flap is comprised of skin and fatty tissue only but a flap may also include muscle from the donor . Post operative instructions for after facial flap surgery dr ducic colleyville 817 503 2442 fort worth tx 817 920 0484 both procedures will flatten the edges of the flap and provide a smoother less noticeable transition between the flap and the surrounding skin. Skin flap surgery is done to treat large wounds that cannot be closed by skin grafting it may also be done to repair surgical or traumatic scars to improve skin appearance skin flap surgery uses skin flaps which are skin and tissue near the wound to cover the wound skin flaps have good color . Skin cancer reconstruction with local facial flaps including rotation advancement rhomboid forehead nasolabial and abbe estlander flaps forehead flap and some nasolabial flaps for skin and nasal reconstruction nasolabial flaps are usually to thin to incorporate the underlying artery care of the flap during surgery should include . Flap techniques can also produce excellent results in facial reconstruction after skin cancer excisionmohs surgery there are as many types of flaps as there are types of injuries which might require the use of a flap
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