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TECHNICAL NOTE
Year : 2020  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 182-185

Forehead flap ballooning for scar revision


Department of Maxillofacial H&N Surgery, Rajnandini Cranio- Maxillofacial and Esthetic Centre, Agra, India

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Dr. Anshuman Dwivedi
E 17 Nirbhay Nagar, Agra, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/ams.ams_266_19

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Nowadays, cutaneous expansion is used progressively in reconstructive surgery for treating the variety of problems such as burns alopecia scar revision in children and adults. With the use of tissue expansion technique, the reconstruction of many acquired and congenital defects has been made possible. Tissue expanders are principally based on the mechanical and the biological creep in which mechanical creep is the morphological changes occurring in cellular level in response to applied stress and biological creep is the resultant expansion of skin surface. There is an excellent closure of extensive soft tissue defects without additional scars in donor area with tissue expanders as compared with other methods of plastic surgery the case report highlights the excellent results of tissue expander in an esthetically compromised patient due to hypotrophic scar on the forehead. This is a novel technique as it was performed under local anesthesia without the use of any sedation in a regular clinical setup.


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