Microsurgical instruments magnifies the operating field to provide surgeons with the utmost precision, as well as operate on structures barely visible to the naked eye.
Cases requiring microsurgery can be the most challenging in the area of plastic and reconstructive surgery, so it’s essential your doctor has obtained the necessary training and experience in microsurgery.
Dr Chaithan Reddy has undergone extensive training and experience in all aspects of microsurgery including reconstructive microsurgery for cases after cancer and trauma.
Reconstructive microsurgery procedure
After isolating tissue from one part of the body on an artery and vein, the surgeon can completely detach the tissue and transfer it elsewhere in the patient’s body for reconstruction. Usually referred to as a “free flap,” this tissue may be composed of skin, fat, muscle or even bone, or a combination of these structures.
Free tissue transfer is accomplished with the aid of a microscope that allows magnification up to 50 times that of the naked eye. Using stitches finer than a single hair, we are able to reconnect the tiny blood vessels from the free flap to recipient vessels in the area of the patient’s body affected by cancer. Because these blood vessels are very small, the microscope enables surgeons to work with precision, and to avoid complications such as clotting or kinking.
The process of using a patient’s own tissue with healthy blood flow promotes healing, reduces scarring and creates a more natural-appearing reconstruction. The technique also minimises damage to the area of the body where tissue is removed, providing optimal surgical results, faster recovery and decreased rates of complications.