Title

Delayed Debulking of Free Muscle Flaps for Aesthetic Contouring Debulking of Free Muscle Flaps.

Publication/Presentation Date

1-1-1992

Abstract

Although denervated muscle and myocutaneous free flaps atrophy over a period of time, when used for surface coverage they may remain bulky, resulting in a less than optimal aesthetic result. With the availability of a number of donor sites, soft tissue defects can often be reconstructed with like tissue in a single stage. Even though the goal of all plastic surgeons is to achieve a good cosmetic result, special circumstances might dictate that need take precedence over form. We have had six cases where a bulky muscle was used to achieve well vascularised coverage. After wound closure had been successfully accomplished, a secondary debulking procedure was performed safely for a final acceptable aesthetic result.

Volume

45

Issue

1

First Page

38

Last Page

41

ISSN

0007-1226

Disciplines

Medicine and Health Sciences | Other Medical Specialties | Plastic Surgery | Surgery

PubMedID

1737206

Department(s)

Department of Surgery, Department of Surgery Faculty

Document Type

Article