Subcutaneous Tissue Pedicle Hinge Cheek Flaps
The nasal facial sulcus represents an important anatomic boundary between the aesthetic region of the nasal sidewall and the medial cheek. Inferiorly, the nasal facial sulcus is continuous with the alar facial sulcus, which represents the boundary between the ala, cheek, and upper lip. Skin defects that extend from the ala or sidewall across these boundaries are best resurfaced with separate skin flaps. The cheek and lip are repaired in most cases with cutaneous advancement flaps harvested within their respective aesthetic facial region. The nose is resurfaced with a separate flap or graft so that scars will ultimately be positioned in the nasal facial and/or alar facial sulcus.
KeywordsAdvancement Flap Skin Defect Cartilage Graft Forehead Flap Nasal Skin
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