• Corpus ID: 43325821

Plastic surgery made easy - simple techniques for closing skin defects and improving cosmetic results.

  title={Plastic surgery made easy - simple techniques for closing skin defects and improving cosmetic results.},
  author={Terry Wu},
  journal={Australian family physician},
  volume={35 7},
  • Terry Wu
  • Published 1 July 2006
  • Medicine
  • Australian family physician
BACKGROUND Although meticulous technique cannot guarantee a superior cosmetic result when repairing skin wounds or excising skin lesions, a well planned and executed repair reduces the risk of unsatisfactory scarring. OBJECTIVE This article discusses sound plastic surgery principles that every doctor operating on the skin can apply. Common suture techniques and simple flap techniques and their indications are also discussed. DISCUSSION Principles of effective wound repair include: good… 

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