The Forehead Flap has been performed for nasal reconstruction since approximately 800 B.C. It is considered the first documented surgery performed on humans.
There are three layers that make up the nose: the outer skin, cartilage, and the internal skin. The more layers involved and missing, the more challenging the surgery.
Ultimately, every reconstruction is unique and requires a customized approach to achieve the best possible outcome.
For many examples of how this operation is performed, please refer to the RECONSTRUCTIVE Gallery. Select ‘Nose’ from the Location dropdown and ‘Interpolated Flap’ from the Technique dropdown.