Purpose: This article reviews the use of full-thickness skin grafts for closure of facial defects. Patients and Methods: In almost 3 years, 30 patients had full-thickness skin grafting after removal of premalignant or malignant facial skin lesions. The most common graft harvest sites included the preauricular and postauricular, neck, and supraclavicular areas. Results: Few complications were seen except for rare surface necrosis and depression of the grafted site, and the esthetic results were generally satisfactory. Conclusion: Full-thickness skin grafts offer a reliable alternative to the use of flaps in selected cases.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Oral Surgery