Facial cutaneous reconstructive surgery: facial flaps

B K Summers, R J Siegle
Journal of the American Academy of Dermatology 1993, 29 (6): 917-41; quiz 942-4
Basic principles of aesthetics and function important for successful facial cutaneous reconstructive surgery with local flaps include the use of appropriate tissue donor sources, knowledge of the mechanisms, dynamics, and effects of tissue movement, and techniques for scar camouflage. Useful flaps for defects in each of the facial cosmetic units are reviewed with these principles used as guidelines.

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