Transplantation of tissue includes that of the cornea and skin. This form of transplantation is also known as skin grafting. It is very commonly used for treating burn victims. Transplantation of tissue is also known as “flaps”. The first formally recorded tissue transplant was successfully carried out in 1823 in Germany.
Transplantation of tissue involves surgical removal of tissue along with muscle, fat, skin, bone and nerves and implanting it on another part of the body of the same person or another person. This kind of transplantation is also popularly used in cosmetic surgery. This technique is used for breast reconstruction in cases of women who have had their breasts removed (mastectomy) due to breast cancer. There are four types of transplantation of tissue: