A systematic aesthetic approach to primary closure of the donor site following transposition of vertical forehead flaps

Angelo Galli, Pietro Berrino, Pierluigi Santi

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Abstract

Twenty patients underwent transposition of a vertical forehead flap to correct defects of the middle third of the face. The treatment and results are reported and evaluated. Based of the width of the secondary forehead defect, the best technique of direct closure was determined. Simpler cases were resolved by careful application of the basic techniques of plastic surgery-undermining and scalp flap rotation. When a forchead defect larger than 4.5 cm was expected, previous forehead skin expansion seemed advisable. A primary, tension-free suture of the forehead defect was achieved in every case, thus significantly improving the aesthetic outcome of the operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)245-250
Number of pages6
JournalAesthetic Plastic Surgery
Volume15
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1991

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Forehead
Esthetics
Tissue Donors
Plastic Surgery
Scalp
Sutures
Skin
Therapeutics

Keywords

  • Forehead flap
  • Skin expander

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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A systematic aesthetic approach to primary closure of the donor site following transposition of vertical forehead flaps. / Galli, Angelo; Berrino, Pietro; Santi, Pierluigi.

In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Vol. 15, No. 1, 12.1991, p. 245-250.

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Galli, Angelo ; Berrino, Pietro ; Santi, Pierluigi. / A systematic aesthetic approach to primary closure of the donor site following transposition of vertical forehead flaps. In: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. 1991 ; Vol. 15, No. 1. pp. 245-250.
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