Facial plast Surg 2017; 33(06): 639-642
DOI: 10.1055/s-0037-1608669
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Prophylactic Measures to Prevent Soft Tissue Abnormalities after Trauma

Raja Sawhney
1  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Florida, Gainsville, Florida
Mofiyinfolu Sokoya
2  Department of Otolaryngology, University of Colorado at Denver, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado
Yadranko Ducic
3  Department of Facial Plastics, Otolaryngology and Facial Plastic Surgery Associates, Fort Worth, Texas
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Publication Date:
01 December 2017 (online)


The goal of any reconstructive procedure is a complete return to premorbid form and function. Unfortunately, a return of pretraumatic form is routinely not considered during surgical planning. This leads to uncontrolled contracture of the soft tissue elements and permanent disfigurement. The goal of this article is to review interventions that improve soft tissue healing and long-term outcomes.