Freestyle local perforator flaps for facial reconstruction: clinical experience and complications

Freestyle local perforator flaps for facial reconstruction: clinical experience and complications Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:97–102 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1244-0 ORIGINAL PAPER Freestyle local perforator flaps for facial reconstruction: clinical experience and complications 1,2 3,4 3,5 Mariagrazia Moio & Gisella Nele & Fabrizio Schönauer Received: 24 July 2016 /Accepted: 5 September 2016 /Published online: 27 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 Abstract stage procedures and low donor site morbidity. Good ana- Background Reconstruction of facial defects always repre- tomical understanding, precise planning, and meticulous sents a surgical challenge as functional and cosmetic out- technique can affect clinical results of perforator flaps in comes must be taken into account more than any region of the face. A critical approach is essential to get better the body. The concept of freestyle perforator flaps has been results. developed to obtain a complete range of freedom in their Level of Evidence: Level IV, therapeutic study. movement to reach the defect. We present our clinical experi- . . ence with facial perforator flaps, focusing on indications, sur- Keywords Facial reconstruction Freestyle approach gical technique, and complications. Perforator flap Methods Thirty-one facial defects were reconstructed with freestyle local perforator flaps between January 2007 and November 2014. Doppler identification of perforator vessels Introduction preceded preoperative planning and the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Freestyle local perforator flaps for facial reconstruction: clinical experience and complications

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Publisher
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright
Copyright © 2016 by Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Subject
Medicine & Public Health; Plastic Surgery
ISSN
0930-343X
eISSN
1435-0130
D.O.I.
10.1007/s00238-016-1244-0
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