Local Cutaneous Flaps in Nasal Reconstruction

Guanning Lu, J. David Kriet, Clinton D. Humphrey

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Facial plastic surgeons use a variety of reconstruction techniques to overcome challenges in restoring the function, structural integrity, and intricate nasal contour in nasal reconstruction. Local cutaneous flaps provide excellent skin texture, thickness, and color match in nasal reconstruction. They offer an excellent cosmetic appearance for small- to medium-sized defects and are preferentially utilized when feasible. This article aims to provide an updated review of local cutaneous flaps for nasal defect repair and describe the major principles related to flap selection.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)27-33
Number of pages7
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • local cutaneous flap
  • nasal reconstruction
  • post-Mohs reconstruction

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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