Avoidance and management of complications in soft tissue facial reconstruction

Daniel A. Hatef, William M. Weathers, Erik M. Wolfswinkel, Jayne E. Coleman, James F. Thornton

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Complications in nasal soft tissue reconstruction are inevitable, and all reconstructive surgeons should be comfortable with their management. Patient and surgical complications can be minimized with appropriate preoperative planning and coordination with the anesthesiologist. When managing undesirable results, it is important to realize that most results will improve over time with appropriate wound care and dermabrasion. Patience and attentiveness to the patient are the most-effective strategies for dealing with poor results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)121-125
Number of pages5
JournalSeminars in Plastic Surgery
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 23 2013


  • Mohs reconstruction
  • complications
  • nasal soft tissue defects

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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