Flap Basics II: Advancement Flaps

Matthew Shew, John David Kriet, Clinton D. Humphrey

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

15 Scopus citations


A mastery of advancement flap design, selection, and execution greatly aids the surgeon in solving reconstructive dilemmas. Advancement flaps involve carefully planned incisions to most efficiently close a primary defect in a linear vector. Advancement flaps are subcategorized as unipedicle, bipedicle, V-to-Y, and Y-to-V flaps, each with their own advantages and disadvantages. When selecting and designing an advancement flap, the surgeon must account for primary and secondary movement to prevent distortion of important facial structural units and boundaries.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)323-335
Number of pages13
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery Clinics of North America
Issue number3
StatePublished - Aug 2017


  • Advancement flap
  • Bipedicle
  • Cervicofacial advancement flap
  • H-plasty
  • T-plasty
  • Unipedicle


Dive into the research topics of 'Flap Basics II: Advancement Flaps'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this