Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(01): 027-033
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1597982
Review Article
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Local Cutaneous Flaps in Nasal Reconstruction

Guanning Nina Lu
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
,
J. David Kriet
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
,
Clinton D. Humphrey
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, Kansas
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Publication Date:
22 February 2017 (online)

Abstract

Facial plastic surgeons use a variety of reconstruction techniques to overcome challenges in restoring the function, structural integrity, and intricate nasal contour in nasal reconstruction. Local cutaneous flaps provide excellent skin texture, thickness, and color match in nasal reconstruction. They offer an excellent cosmetic appearance for small- to medium-sized defects and are preferentially utilized when feasible. This article aims to provide an updated review of local cutaneous flaps for nasal defect repair and describe the major principles related to flap selection.