Total Cheek Resurfacing with Split Ascending Neck Flap

  • Viktor M. Grishkevich
  • Max Grishkevich


Reconstruction of full face or total cheek burns is a difficult task for a surgeon of any skill level. Lack of adequate healthy local tissue, significant differences in skin texture, color, and thickness of distal transplants, and the complex anatomical composition of the face lead surgeons to constantly search for new surgical methods to improve surgical outcomes. Many strategies have been implemented over the years allowing us to compare the outcomes of various techniques and to perform the most effective operations. For total deformed cheek restoration, the flap should be large, thin, sensate, and pliable, and should match the color of the surrounding healthy skin. Neck skin fits all of these criteria better than any other sources. It usually takes two stages to cover a total cheek burn. A step-by-step approach is described in this chapter.


Face burns Total face burn Face scar deformity Total cheeks resurfacing Split ascending neck flap 


  1. 1.
    Grishkevich VM. Total cheek resurfacing with split ascending neck flap: a new approach. Burns. 2015;41:609–15.CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Viktor M. Grishkevich
    • 1
  • Max Grishkevich
    • 2
  1. 1.Happy ValleyUSA
  2. 2.VIP MediSpaClackamasUSA

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