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Semin Plast Surg. 2010 Nov;24(4):348-56. doi: 10.1055/s-0030-1269764.

Facial soft tissue trauma.

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  • 1Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas.


Traumatic facial soft tissue injuries are commonly encountered in the emergency department by plastic surgeons and other providers. Although rarely life-threatening, the treatment of these injuries can be complex and may have significant impact on the patient's facial function and aesthetics. This article provides a review of the relevant literature related to this topic and describes the authors' approach to the evaluation and management of the patient with facial soft tissue injuries.


Facial trauma; facial reconstruction; soft tissue trauma

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