Arch Plast Surg.  2018 Jul;45(4):314-318. 10.5999/aps.2018.00787.

Flap thinning: Defatting after conventional elevation

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  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. byps@icloud.com

Abstract

Perforator flaps become a reliable option for coverage of various defects and the interest is change from survival of perforator flaps to make thin flaps for better aesthetic and functional outcomes. Multiple flap thinning methods have been demonstrated but it has not been widely attempted because of concerns about compromising circulation of flap thinning. This article will demonstrate the feasibility and benefits of flap thinning technique: defatting after conventional flap elevation.

Keyword

Flap thinning; Thin flap; Perforator flap

MeSH Terms

Perforator Flap
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