A review of the bilobed flap's design with particular emphasis on the minimization of alar displacement.

Journal Article (Journal Article;Review)

BACKGROUND: The bilobed flap excels in the surgical reconstruction of the distal nose. Unfortunately the aesthetic success of the flap is occasionally limited by the production of distracting alar displacement. OBJECTIVE: To review elements of the bilobed flap's design with a particular emphasis on understanding techniques to minimize distortion of the alar margins. CONCLUSION: With a proper understanding of the bilobed flap's intricate design, the surgeon can anticipate those factors that are most likely to produce temporary or permanent alar asymmetry. Appropriate prospective flap design and meticulous surgical technique can significantly minimize the risk of a poor surgical outcome.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Cook, JL

Published Date

  • April 2000

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 26 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 354 - 362

PubMed ID

  • 10759825

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1076-0512

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1046/j.1524-4725.2000.99160.x


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States