Volumes 1 and 2 will teach you how to:
- Know the Normal
- Examine a deformity and formulate an approach to reconstruction based on fundamental principles applicable to all defects
- Define the “true” tissue loss and determine what is missing, what is present, and what tissues are available for repair
- Prepare the wound, patient, and surgeon
- Perform a preliminary operation to recreate the defect or reestablish a stable platform
- Design operative templates to replace tissues exactly
Employ secondary healing
- Use forehead skin grafts for nasal resurfacing
- When and how to use local flaps
- Choose between nasolabial and forehead donors
- Use 2- and 3-stage forehead flap–indications and technique
- Handle the forehead donor site–primary closure, expansion, surgical delay, harvest multiple forehead flaps
- Control design errors and imperfections before pedicle division
- Avoid and treat complications–intraoperative problems and postoperative necrosis and infection
- Use microvascular free flaps for nasal reconstruction
- Revise an imperfect result or redo a failed reconstruction with a second flap
- Restore the normal
Frederick J. Menick, M.D.
Yale University Medical School
General Surgery Residency at Stanford University and the University of Arizona
Plastic Surgery Residency and Fellowships at University of California Irvine, Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, England and at the University of Miami under D. Ralph Millard M.D.
Former Chief of Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona and Chief of Plastic Surgery at the Tucson Veterans Administration Hospital. Clinical Associate Professor Plastic Surgery at the University of Arizona
Author of two highly acclaimed textbooks on nasal and facial reconstruction, 42 book chapters and 50 peer-reviewed papers which have revolutionized modern aesthetic nasal reconstruction.
He was awarded the James Barrett Brown Prize in Plastic Surgery in 1980 and 2002 for the most important paper published in the journals of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery and the Annals of Plastic Surgery. He also won the Rubin Prize for the best presentation at the American Association of Plastic Surgeons, and was awarded the ASMs Special Honorary Award for his significant contributions for advancement of maxillofacial surgery and his leadership in the specialty in 2015 by the American Society of Maxillofacial Surgeons.