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Skin Flaps and Grafts

Skin flaps and grafts are advanced surgical procedures dedicated to repairing and restoring skin after injury, surgery, or illness. Our esteemed Maxillofacial Department at St John & Elizabeth Hospital provides leading-edge care in skin reconstruction, emphasising the restoration of function and appearance with a compassionate, patient-centred approach.

Also known as: reconstructive skin surgery, dermatoplasty

from £1,895*

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Everything You Need to Know

Skin flap and graft surgery encompasses a variety of techniques to replace or repair damaged skin. Our specialised team employs state-of-the-art methods tailored to each patient’s needs, whether addressing wounds, burns, or post-surgical reconstruction. Treatment plans may involve transferring skin from a healthy area to the affected site, ensuring not only aesthetic improvement but also enhanced healing and functionality.

Before Surgery

Initial Consultation

Your journey begins with a thorough consultation with our skilled surgeons. This meeting allows you to discuss your concerns, medical history, and expectations. Our experts use this insight to craft a customised treatment plan, ensuring you are fully informed about the procedure and what it entails.

Diagnostic Assessments

Precise planning is essential for skin flap and graft procedures. You may undergo detailed imaging studies and assessments to map out the treatment area and donor sites. These evaluations are critical for designing a procedure that aligns with your health needs and cosmetic goals.

Preparing for Your Treatment

Depending on the complexity of your surgery, preparations may vary. We guide you through every step, from pre-operative instructions to post-surgical care plans, ensuring you are ready physically and mentally for the procedure.

During Surgery

Our approach to skin flap and graft surgery is meticulous and patient-focused. Treatments may include:

Surgical Technique

The chosen surgical method, be it a skin graft or flap, depends on your specific condition. Our surgeons carefully perform the procedure, prioritising optimal outcomes and minimal scarring.

Pain Management

Effective pain control is paramount. We utilise the latest in pain management techniques to ensure your comfort during and after the procedure.

Monitoring and Care

Throughout your surgery and immediate recovery, our dedicated team monitors your condition closely, ensuring a smooth and safe healing process.

After Surgery

Recovery and long-term care are crucial aspects of your treatment. We offer comprehensive support to ensure successful healing, including:

  • Regular follow-up appointments to assess your recovery and address any concerns.
  • Detailed guidance on wound care, activities, and any necessary lifestyle adjustments to promote healing.
  • Rehabilitation services, if needed, to restore function and mobility.
Hospital Fee Guaranteed

from £1,895*

*The price shown above is for: small skin repair – flap graft type. Price might depend on the extent of surgery needed.

The price shown includes all costs associated with your treatment, from admission to discharge.

Doesn’t include surgeon or anaesthetist fee.

Our hospital fee is guaranteed at the price quoted and valid for one month from the date issued, subject to pre-assessment.

How to pay for your treatment

If you’re… paying for yourself

Did you know you don’t need private medical insurance to come to St John & St Elizabeth Hospital? As a self-pay patient, you can access safe, outstanding quality health care at times to suit you.

For scans and tests, as well as to see most consultants, you’ll still need to be referred by a medical professional like your GP, but as a self-pay patient, the process is more straightforward. You won’t need authorisation from an insurance provider, and you’ll have greater choice of consultant and appointment times.

If you’re… insured

St John & St Elizabeth Hospital is approved by all major medical insurance companies. If you have a personal private health insurance policy, or your company provide it for you, you can use it to pay for your care from your initial consultation through to treatment, surgery and aftercare such as physiotherapy. Not all private health insurance plans cover the same things. It’s very important to check exactly what you are covered for with your insurance provider.

Appointment and Treatment Plan


Initial Consultation

Meet with our maxillofacial team to discuss your condition and explore the best options for reconstruction.


Personalised Treatment Plan

Receive a bespoke plan detailing your surgical procedure, expected outcomes, and recovery process.


Pre-Op Assessment

Undergo necessary assessments to ensure you are fully prepared for your surgery.


The Procedure

Proceed with your customised skin flap or graft surgery, performed by our expert surgeons.


Aftercare and Recovery

Benefit from our comprehensive aftercare program, designed to support you through every stage of healing.

Top Tips

  • Follow all post-operative care instructions closely to ensure the best healing.
  • Attend all scheduled follow-up appointments to monitor your progress.
  • Engage in recommended activities and avoid any strain on the surgical area to facilitate smooth recovery.
  • Maintain a healthy lifestyle to support overall well-being and healing.
  • Do not hesitate to contact our team with any questions or concerns during your recovery.