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The Second Skin team prescribe, design and manufacture compression garments for the post-surgical management of free tissue flaps.
Garments are commonly fitted for upper and lower limb muscle and fascio/cutaneous flaps approximately 7-14 days post surgery, following referral from treating Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeons and therapy teams. We also prescribe garments for the management of a wide range of facial flaps. Our design team individually shape and prescribe each garment to contour closely to the flap.
Zip access is individually prescribed to allow regular flap observations and dressing changes by nursing staff. Second Skin garments can be retensioned as the flap reduces in size over time, to ensure ongoing accurate fit and effectiveness.
Flap garments assist with pain, scarring and oedema management. Clients and therapists report improvements in standing and walking tolerance with garment wear. Second Skin garments protect and support the flap area and assist in re-shaping the flap area post surgery.
Please contact us if we can assist in prescribing a compression garment for free tissue flap management.