Prelaminated extended temporoparietal fascia flap without tissue expansion for hemifacial reconstruction

Altindas M., Arslan H., Bingol U. A., Demiroz A.

JOURNAL OF PLASTIC RECONSTRUCTIVE AND AESTHETIC SURGERY, vol.70, no.10, pp.1457-1463, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Background: Disfigurement of the face caused by postburn scars, resected congenital nevi and vascular malformations has both functional and psychological consequences. Ideal reconstruction of the facial components requires producing not only function but also the better appearance of the face. The skin of the neck, supraclavicular or cervicothoracic regions are the most commonly used and the most likely source of skin for facial reconstruction in those techniques which prefabrications with tissue expansion are used. This retrospective cohort study describes the two staged prelaminated temporoparietal fascia flap which eliminates the usage of tissue expansion by using skin graft harvested from the neck and occipital region and the application of this flap for the lower three-fourths of the face.