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Facial Plast Surg Clin North Am. 2011 Feb;19(1):107-11. doi: 10.1016/j.fsc.2010.10.013.

Bilobed flaps in nasal reconstruction.

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Steiger Facial Plastic Surgery, 1001 North Federal Highway, Boca Raton, FL 33432, USA.


The bilobed flap is a local transposition flap useful for the repair of nasal defects commonly seen after Mohs surgery. The bilobed flap has benefits over other nasal transposition or advancement flaps because it distributes wound closure tension over a larger surface area through the use of 2 lobes. This property is especially helpful for defects of the caudal portion of the nose, where the skin is less elastic. This article discusses the bilobed flap for nasal reconstruction along with the appropriate selection, design, and placement of the flap and the potential complications.

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