Facial reconstruction with local and distant tissue: the interface of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.

@article{Menick1998FacialRW,
  title={Facial reconstruction with local and distant tissue: the interface of aesthetic and reconstructive surgery.},
  author={Frederick J. Menick},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1998},
  volume={102 5},
  pages={
          1424-33
        }
}
The difficulty of facial reconstruction derives from the unique character of the face and the availability of local matching tissues. By necessity, distant free flaps have become a first choice for large, complicated facial wounds. Unfortunately, although the wound can be closed, distant tissue does not match facial skin in color, texture, or thickness or have a facial shape. Distant skin always appears as a mismatched patch within residual normal facial skin. In contrast, the subunit approach… CONTINUE READING
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