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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 33, Issue 4, pp 523–526

First Online: 17 September 2008Received: 24 February 2008Accepted: 11 August 2008

Abstract

Various techniques are used to repair circular defects in special positions on the face. Simple closure will yield unsatisfactory results because of skin tension. As an ideal method of reconstruction, various flaps are used to provide a versatile and safe alternative. The authors applied double opposing-rhomboid flaps, which provided for closure of a circular skin defect without alteration to the original shapes of the vital structures and resulted in an imperceptible scar. With careful designing, 21 patients with circular defects caused by skin tumor excisions to special facial positions have attained effective functional and aesthetic results using this method since 2004.

KeywordsCircular defect Double opposing-rhomboid flaps Plastic surgery  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Hui-Ling Wu - Shu-Jun Le - Shu-Sen Zheng

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