Three-stage forehead flap hastens nasal reconstruction results

October 1, 2002

Tucson, Ariz. - Use of a three-stage forehead flap in nasal reconstruction modestly lengthens the time until completion of the initial repair compared with the traditional two-stage approach, but that small drawback is far outweighed by the fact that the end result of the three-stage technique is cosmetically superior and achieved much earlier without the need for difficult late revisions, Frederick J. Menick, M.D., said.