An Overview of Pre-expanded Perforator Flaps: Part 2, Clinical Applications

Chunmei Wang, Jing Zhang, Hiko Hyakusoku, Ping Song, Lee Li-Qun Pu

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Pre-expanded perforator flaps have several advantages over their traditional counterparts owing to the thin, more pliable nature, larger size, and minimum morbidity of the donor site. Recently, plastic surgeons have begun to use pre-expanded perforator flaps to reconstruct defects of almost the entire body, including the cervicofacial region, axilla, trunk, and extremities resulting from scar, congenital melanocytic nevi, hemangiomas, and neurofibromas. Such a versatile flap is especially appropriate for face and neck resurfacing, which requires more optimal functional and cosmetic outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)13-20
Number of pages8
JournalClinics in Plastic Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017


  • Clinical application
  • Perforator flaps
  • Pre-expanded perforator flap
  • Reconstruction
  • Tissue expansion

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery


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