Facial harvesting from behind the ear?
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Fascia from behind the ear
Hi there, the answer to your question has some nuance. The short answer is yes. You can get fascia from behind the ear. The long answer is, small amounts of fascia from behind the ear are easy to get and can be used to augment the nose. Larger amounts of fascia are sometimes needed. For example to augment the bridge of the nose. You can get this larger amounts for a fascia in the temple. You can get to the temple from behind the ear if you are trying to avoid a scar in the hair. Hope this information helps! Good luck
the fascia harvested from the temple area is much better material to use than that behind the ear if you need fascia like grafting.
Fascia for graft
The temporal fascia is more abundant and is a good source of fascia. Best of luck with your futures surgery.
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Postauricular fascia harvesting
It is possible to harvest fascia from behind the ear. The question is how much fascia does your surgeon need. The temporal/scalp region has an abundant supply of temporalis fascia, that is easily harvested; if the issue is to concealing the scar behind the ear, the postauricular fascia is fine, there is just less of it. Best of luck!
Fascia can be harvested from behind the ear or just above the ear, hidden along the hairline. The harvesting behind the ear is just as well hidden as above the ear however the amount of fascia able to elevated and used posterior to the ear is less than what is available from above the ear. Depending on what the fascia is needed for, one location may be better than the other. Hope this helps!
Johnson C. Lee, MD Plastic Surgery
Fascia for rhinoplasty
You can harvest from either location. The post-auricular incision it lower that where the fascia is but is doable for smaller portions of fascia. If you need facial for a diced cartilage graft, the post-auricular incision typically won't yield enough. The other option is to use cadaver fascia eliminating a separate incision. Best wishes.
fascia harvesting from behind the ear
Temporalis fashion is located in the scalp, not behind the ear, therefore scalp incision is required.
Rhinoplasty and temporalis fascia harvest: from behind ear or scalp
Rhinoplasty is a surgery to improve the shape of the nose for breathing or appearance.
Temporalis fascia harvest may be performed as a part of rhinoplasty. The fascia can be used to camouflage exposed edges of cartilage and create smooth volume in the nose.
The fascia is on the side of the head. It can be harvested from an incision in the scalp or from behind the ear. With good technique, both will heal will with almost no visibility.
Fascia donor site?
either the scalp or behind the ear can be used. Neither should show a scar. See an experienced rhinoplasty surgeon.
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