Facial plast Surg 2004; 20(1): 91-105
DOI: 10.1055/s-2004-822965
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Wound Dressings for Office-Based Surgery

Gregg M. Menaker1 , 2
  • 1Dermatologic Surgery Unit, Evanston Hospital, Evanston Northwestern Healthcare, Evanston, IL
  • 2Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine, Chicago, IL
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Publication Date:
22 March 2004 (online)

Since the turn of the 20th century, our understanding of wound healing has changed completely. Because of this, we now realize that wounds heal better under occlusive or semi-occlusive conditions. This revelation has led to the creation of a vast array of wound-dressing techniques and products that any office-based surgeon must use on a daily basis. This article reviews these techniques and products and offers the reader a framework of techniques that will help to achieve optimal surgical outcomes while at the same time maximize patient comfort and convenience.