This may be considered if a large area of tissue is removed.
This operation is done by your head and neck surgeon or a surgeon who specialises in reconstructive surgery.
Reconstructive surgery may involve:
Skin grafting, which is taking skin from another part of your body (such as your thigh) and transplanting it to cover the area where you had surgery.
Flap repair, which is taking tissue from another part of your body to rebuild the area where you have had surgery. You can have local flap or a free flap surgery.