Paramedian Forehead Flap

Ryan J. Smart, Melvyn S. Yeoh, D. David Kim

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The paramedian forehead flap (PMFF) is a versatile flap with a robust vascular supply that is well suited for reconstruction of complex or large nasal defects. Although a 2-stage technique is most common, a single-stage procedure involving tunneling the proximal pedicle and 3-stage procedures involving tissue expansion, vascular delay, and flap tailoring after inset before pedicle division have also been described. This article describes a traditional 2-stage technique and presents the case of a patient with a posttraumatic nasal deformity reconstructed with a PMFF.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-410
Number of pages10
JournalOral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2014


  • Forehead flap
  • Local facial flap
  • Midface reconstruction
  • Nasal reconstruction
  • Paramedian forehead flap

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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