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January 1977

Subdermal Fascial Augmentation

Author Affiliations

From the Head and Neck Service, Department of Otolaryngology, Columbia-Presbyterian Medical Center, the Head and Neck Service, St Vincent's Hospital and Medical Center, and the Pack Medical Foundation, New York.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1977;103(1):44-46. doi:10.1001/archotol.1977.00780180082011

• A technique is described whereby limited soft tissue defects may be cosmetically improved using autogenous fascial strips. These strips of fascia lata are threaded onto a cadaveric needle that is tunneled subdermally, in a "basket weaving," criss-crossed fashion, augmenting the soft tissue defect and separating the scar from the underlying tissue. There are minimal incisions in the skin for this augmentation and there is very little local tissue reaction.

(Arch Otolaryngol 103:44-46, 1977)