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A New Surgical Procedure is The Most Effective in Treating Facial Injuries Resulting From Accidents
Plastic surgeons approach forehead injuries in one of three principal ways. First, they may slice off some skin from another part of the body and place it on the wound. Second, they may take a large portion of skin and muscle along with its blood supply from another part of the body and move them to the wound as free tissue flaps. Third, they may cut and stretch surrounding areas of the forehead and scalp and close the wound with some tension. However, all these three approaches have their own set of problems. To know more about reconstructive plastic surgery, please see https://www.plastangel.com/
While studying the long-term results of three different types of reconstruction after cancers and injuries, Dr. Srinjoy Saha found problems in all three approaches. Patients with only forehead flaps were displeased with the final scarring. Patients who used their forearm tissues as a flap reported dissatisfaction with the color and contour of the reconstructed area. Whereas, patients who had skin grafts did not appreciate the darkening color and uneven texture of the grafted skin after a few months. Please see here to know more about Dr. Saha https://www.srinjoysaha.com/
Triple-Plane Combination Flaps used extensive dissection of the forehead and scalp areas to cover their wounds. This new technique developed for cosmetic scalp and forehead reconstruction has three major benefits. First, it allows adequate removal of unhealthy tissues while reconstructing skin without tension. Secondly, the flaps were much larger than the original defect, so they stretched over the wound rather than just cover it. Thirdly, the stretched flaps covered the wound under minimal or no tension, resulting in good healing. Thus, it's considered the best option by many surgeons.
Analyzing the results showed that this technique was effective in ensuring good aesthetic outcomes and in preventing long-term scarring. All patients who underwent fine suturing with large flaps reported an excellent satisfaction rate, measuring 9/10 on a visual analog scale. In a study spanning over a decade, only one patient had a prominent scar. "We aimed to get long-lasting pleasing results after performing difficult face reconstructions. We were relieved to find this technique offer exactly that," said Dr. Saha.
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