Improving Posttraumatic Facial Scars

Farhad Ardeshirpour, David A. Shaye, Peter A. Hilger

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Abstract

Posttraumatic soft-tissue injuries of the face are often the most lasting sequelae of facial trauma. The disfigurement of posttraumatic scarring lies in both their physical deformity and psychosocial ramifications. This review outlines a variety of techniques to improve facial scars and limit their lasting effects.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)867-881
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume46
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 1 2013

Keywords

  • Camouflage
  • Dermabrasion
  • Facial scars
  • Geometric broken line closure
  • Resurfacing
  • Scar revision
  • W-plasty
  • Z-plasty

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