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Skin Therapy Lett. 2006 Mar;11(2):5-9.

The forehead flap for nasal reconstruction: how we do it.

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Department of Dermatology, University of Southern California School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA.


The forehead flap is a useful technique to reconstruct deep and large nasal defects. It can safely be performed under local anesthesia in an outpatient setting. Advantages of this flap include the fact that it provides an excellent color and texture match to the missing nasal skin. Disadvantages include the fact that it is at least a two-stage procedure and that often patients require "touch up" surgeries to provide the best possible cosmetic outcome.

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