MicroSurgery Microsugery Dr. Zhong Wei Chen is considered one of the microsurgery pioneers for his contributions to microsurgery. Prof. Susumu Tamai, the first follower of Thumb reimplantation in 1965, Prof. Yasuo Ueba, performed the first fibula bone-free graft in 1978, Prof. Yoshikazu Ikuta using free functional muscle transfer treated Volkmann contracture, Prof. Kazuteru Doi, well known as the creator of the double free muscle transfer technique for total brachial plexus injury, Prof. Isao Kohshima, for having established the concept of Perforator flaps and also known for the Lymphovenoanastomosis technique (super-micro surgery). Schedule An Appointment Microsurgery is the surgery on 1 mm – 3 mm size blood vessels. Microsurgery is a surgical approach used by many plastic surgeons to perform specific procedures that involve transplanting a patient’s own tissue like skin, fat, muscle, or bone. This is done to rebuild another part of the body. This includes the transfer; reattachment of replantation of severed / detached / broken parts and composite tissue transplantation. The first surgery using a microscope for vascular anastomosis was done by Julius H. Jacobson II, a vascular surgeon at the University of Vermont. He described the anastomosis of vessels as small as 1.4mm in 1960, and first time used the term “microsurgery”. Example Of Microsurgery Toe or finger transplantation Head And Neck Reconstruction using Free Tissue Transfer Breas-t Reconstruction using Free Tissue Transfer Vascularized Bone Flap Transfer Nerve repair and grafting Functioning Free muscle transfer to treat some types of muscle paralysis such as facial paralysis with muscular atrophy Lymphatic reconstruction Esophageal reconstruction Wound reconstruction Brachial Plexus Injury Some infertility treatments like tubal repair, varicocele treatment, or removal of obstructions from the vas deferens Advancement In Plastic Surgery There had been various advancements in Plastic surgery due to microsurgery. Microsurgery had simplified and made it easier to remake and reconstruct. Healing of Complicated and bigger wounds surgical treatment possible with better results. Microsurgery has reduced the Recovery time to 1-2 days of healing instead of 2-3 months with standard surgery. Also, it has reduced patient morbidity and hospitalization duration.