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Microsurgery is a type of surgery that allows your own tissue to move from one place on your body to another place on your body. This can be useful if the area of your body that needs reconstruction does not have extra tissue nearby. The surgery itself needs "donor" tissue that can be moved to the "recipient" site (the part of the body that needs reconstruction). When the "donor" tissue is far away from the "recipient," surgeons often need to use a microscope to operate on blood vessels to keep the surgery successful. Using a microscope (or other magnifying lens) for surgery (usually to connect blood vessels) is called microsurgery.

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