Aesthetic restoration of the severely disfigured face in burn victims: A comprehensive strategy

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Abstract

Although highly specialized burn centers have significantly reduced mortality rates following extensive total body surface area burns, survivors are often left with grotesque facial disfigurement. The strategy of modern facial restoration emphasizes enhancement of aesthetic appearance as significantly as mitigation of functional impairment. Criteria for success are (1) an undistracted “normal” look at conversational distance, (2) facial balance and symmetry, (3) distinct aesthetic units fused by inconspicuous scars, (4) “doughy” skin texture appropriate for corrective makeup, and (5) dynamic facial expression.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1573-1583
Number of pages11
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume96
Issue number7
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1995

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