All posts by Perry Robins, MD


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Over the course of many years of teaching residents, fellows, dermatologists, and other specialists, I am frequently asked, “Isn’t there an easier or better way to perform this procedure?”  Very often, the answer is “yes!” It occurred to me that …

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Surgical Defects of the Ear

Clinical Bottom Line:

One should start with a smaller defect, then progressing to a larger size defect, as one gains experience in the technique.
Removal of a skin cancer involving


Surgical Defects of the Upper Lip

Clinical Bottom Line:

  • One should start with a small wound using this technique.
  • Freeing up a bilateral advancement flap.
  • This is a superior technique for closing defects of