Freehand full-thickness grafting for facial defects: a review of methods.

  title={Freehand full-thickness grafting for facial defects: a review of methods.},
  author={Timothy M. Johnson and Michael F Zide},
  journal={Journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery : official journal of the American Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons},
  volume={55 10},
PURPOSE This article reviews the use of full-thickness skin grafts for closure of facial defects. PATIENTS AND METHODS In almost 3 years, 30 patients had full-thickness skin grafting after removal of premalignant or malignant facial skin lesions. The most common graft harvest sites included the preauricular and postauricular, neck, and supraclavicular areas. RESULTS Few complications were seen except for rare surface necrosis and depression of the grafted site, and the esthetic results were… CONTINUE READING


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