An Alternative Method for Facial Resurfacing: Supraclavicular Skin Prefabrication by Perforator Fascia Flap

Hocaoglu E.

JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, vol.25, no.2, 2014 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Prefabrication of supraclavicular skin provides a useful source for flaps congruent with the face skin. Among various vascular sources that have been used for this purpose, anterolateral thigh fascia seems to represent a greater value because of having a long and strong vascular pedicle and negligible donor-site morbidity. In this regard, we present a technical report on using the lateral circumflex femoral artery perforator flap harvest technique in preparing an anterolateral thigh fascia flap for the prefabrication of the supraclavicular skin. The technique proved successful in resurfacing the facial skin of a young female patient with a giant congenital melanocytic hairy nevus on the left side of her face.