Reconstruction of Hair-Bearing Areas


JOURNAL OF CRANIOFACIAL SURGERY, cilt.31, 2020 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier


Hair-bearing areas reconstruction is a difficult field because of limited donor area. Various techniques have been described for hair-bearing areas reconstruction, but the choice of the flap is variable depending on surgeons and patients. In this study, the authors present 7 patients who underwent soft tissue reconstruction with the pedicled superficial temporal artery-based flaps in the hair-bearing areas. No postoperative complications like bleeding, flap congestion, wound dehiscence, and flap necrosis were observed. This flap can be an alternative to the other methods because it is compatible with the face by the flap color and thickness, it can be easily harvested, it has a reliable circulation and minimum donor site scar.