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Primary wound closure is possible for smaller skin defects of the nose, especially in the elderly patient, where nasal skin tends to be redundant. Defects that are 1 cm or smaller in size and located on the dorsum or sidewall are repaired most easily. This is accomplished by the advancement of opposing wound margins after wide undermining of the skin adjacent to the defect. Standing cutaneous deformities form at the margins of the repair and require excision, although some of the skin cone dissipates without treatment over 4–6 weeks.


Skin Defect Nasal Dorsum Medial Canthus Transposition Flap Skin Laxity 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of Michigan School of MedicineAnn ArborUSA

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