Innovative, Individualized Musculocutaneous Skin and Muscle Flap Surgery

Highly trained surgeons at the Center for Microsurgery at University Hospitals Department of Plastic Surgery in Cleveland, Ohio, specialize in performing innovative, individualized musculocutaneous skin and muscle flap surgery.

With flap surgery, healthy, live tissue is transported to another location on the body. The tissue may include skin, muscle, bone, fat, nerve or fascia. Usually, flap surgery is performed on areas that have lost skin, fat, muscle movement and/or skeletal support.

Successful Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Treatment

Each patient at the Center for Microsurgery receives compassionate, one-on-one care by fellowship-trained, board-certified surgeons. This multidisciplinary team of acclaimed surgeons meets with other UH specialists to create the most effective treatment plan for each patient.

Acclaimed Specialists in Musculocutaneous Skin and Muscle Flap Surgery

Our acclaimed, fellowship-trained surgeons specialize in musculocutaneous skin and muscle flap surgery, which includes the muscle and overlying skin and subcutaneous tissue. This flap surgery is sometimes used when the area of the body to be covered needs more bulk and an increased blood supply.

Musculocutaneous skin and muscle flap surgery is used for large or deep defects. This type of microsurgery is often used in breast reconstruction in women with breast cancer.