Flap thinning: Defatting after conventional elevation

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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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)314-318
Number of pages5
JournalArchives of Plastic Surgery
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 2018

Keywords

  • Flap thinning
  • Perforator flap
  • Thin flap

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