Local flaps in scar revision

J. Madison Clark, T. D. Wang

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Abstract

Local and regional skin flaps provide the foundation for reconstructive surgery of the face. When planned and executed properly, local skin flaps provide rapid reconstruction using donor tissue with excellent color and texture match, and a reliable, adequate blood supply. The majority of local skin flaps are utilized for reconstruction after superficial cancer extirpation, however, unfavorable scars from previous trauma, burns, or reconstruction efforts provide the motivated patient and surgeon another opportunity to restore form. and function. This article reviews techniques commonly used to reconstruct the face and provides several cases where these techniques were successfully employed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)295-308
Number of pages14
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume17
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 24 2001

Keywords

  • Facial scars
  • Local flaps
  • Reconstruction
  • Reconstructive surgery
  • Skin flaps

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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