Title

Advancement flap for the reconstruction of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Medicine, Division of Dermatology

Date

12-2006

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Esthetics; Humans; Nose; *Reconstructive Surgical Procedures; *Surgical Flaps; Treatment Outcome

Disciplines

Dermatology | Skin and Connective Tissue Diseases

Abstract

Repair of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects provide unique reconstructive challenges. This article describes a one-staged advancement flap for repair of such defects. The flap may be medially-based, laterally-based, or bilaterally-based. Sharp undermining is recommended, and a standing cone must be removed superior to the defect, perpendicular to the alar rim. Temporary alar rim flattening is accepted, and normalizes with time. This reconstruction has provided excellent functional and cosmetic results for defects measuring tip.

Comments

Citation: Zeikus PS, Maloney ME, Jellinek NJ. Advancement flap for the reconstruction of nasal ala and lateral nasal tip defects. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2006 Dec;55(6):1032-5. doi:10.1016/j.jaad.2006.08.049.

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