A Minimally Invasive Technique for Burying Free Flaps and Grafts

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The placement of large-volume flaps and grafts into a subcutaneous pocket often requires extensive incisions for accurate placement. We describe a technique that allows for the precise, atraumatic placement of these tissues through minimal incisions. No unusual or expensive surgical instrumentation is required, and the technique is easy to learn. We have found the technique especially useful in the augmentation of severe facial atrophy.

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