Defects in the lower lip involving more than 50% of the lip need something more complex than a few sutures. In this lip reconstruction case I have “borrowed” tissue (a flap) from the upper lip to repair the large lower lip defect following tumour excision. The bridge carrying the blood supply for the flap is left for 2 weeks. During this time the flap develops a new blood supply and the bridge can be safely divided.
Click on the link below to view the images from this procedure.
Posted: April 19th, 2012
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