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Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1991 Mar;104(3):293-8.

Preservation of facial contour during parotidectomy.

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Division of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, San Diego.

Abstract

Parotid surgery often leaves a facial contour deformity. Free abdominal dermal-fat grafts were used to preserve the facial contour of nine patients undergoing parotid surgery. This procedure is simple to perform and provides an improved cosmetic result without significantly increasing operative time or lengthening hospitalization. No troublesome fat absorption occurred postoperatively. The dermal-fat graft also serves as a barrier to regenerating neurons, thereby preventing postoperative gustatory sweating.

PMID:
1851274
DOI:
10.1177/019459989110400302
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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