Introduction: Microsurgery has been successfully applied to plastic surgery in the last three decades. Objective: The experience of the microsurgical group of Federal University of Bahia is reported and the results and complications are analyzed. Methods: Forty-eight microsurgical procedures (head and neck, breast and inferior limb reconstructions) were done. The complications were divided into immediate (operative period), recent (until 21 days) and delayed (after 21 days). Complications related to reconstruction itself were divided into minor (partial necrosis or partial satisfaction) or major (total necrosis or no satisfaction). Complications related to donor sites were divided into minor (surgical repair) or major (deformity not acceptable). Results were divided into good, acceptable and bad. Results: The results related to reconstruction were classified into good (72.91%), acceptable (16.67%) and bad (10.42%). The results related to donor site were classified into good (87.5%) and acceptable (12.5%) and no bad result. Conclusion: Good and acceptable results are important to credibility and sedimentation of microsurgery procedures.
Keywords: Microsurgery. Surgical flaps. Plastic surgery.