A portion of tissue, containing its own blood supply, transferred from one location to another to reconstruct large tissue defects.
A type of hair replacement surgery in which a flap of hair bearing scalp is taken from the side of the head and transferred to bald areas of the scalp. The flap is usually still attached to the scalp on one side to maintain the blood supply to the flap. There are several techniques including the Fleming-Meyer flap, rotational flap, Preauricular flap and the Juri flap.
Term used to describe the transfer of skin and soft tissue from one part of the body to help reconstruct another part. In most instances the flap is attached to the body by its blood supply. The place where the flap is taken from (harvested) is called the donor site. The place on the body where the flap is transferred to is called the recipient site (for example, the breast).