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October 1990

Flaps for the Central Face

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Rochester, NY

Arch Dermatol. 1990;126(10):1384. doi:10.1001/archderm.1990.01670340140036

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Flaps for the Central Face is the first volume published in a new series edited by Roy Grekin, MD, entitled Practical Manuals in Dermatologic Surgery. The goal of these manuals is to provide a logical "how to" approach to specific surgical procedures. Dr Grekin states that the design of the series is to be "user-friendly" and of great practical use. Flaps for the Central Face, written by Stuart Salasche, MD, and William Grabski, MD, succeeds extremely well in meeting the editor's stated goal. This short book carefully takes the reader through a logical step-by-step process in planning flaps for moderately sized defects of the central face. The manual is relatively short (93 pages), clearly organized, and easy to use as a quick reference. Diagrams are excellent: simple, understandable, and plentiful throughout the book. The authors' approach to the use of flaps relies heavily on the concept of aesthetic units and

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