Management of Large Facial Defects

Cyrus C. Rabbani, Michelle S. Hwang, Patrick J. Byrne, Shaun C. Desai

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There is considerable variation in the surgical management of patients with large facial defects after excision of skin malignancy. The surrounding facial subunits as well as local, regional, and distant soft-Tissue flaps can be considered in more complicated facial defects. We place an emphasis on the versatility of adjacent tissue advancement and transposition flaps in the treatment of these defects. We also focus on the secondary reconstructive efforts necessary to achieve the best functional and aesthetic outcomes for patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)148-157
Number of pages10
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020


  • facial reconstruction
  • large facial defect
  • local flaps
  • skin cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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