Lip Reconstruction

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.

WARNING! This post contains images of a graphic nature.

Posted: April 19th, 2012

Posted In: Case of the Week


  • Hi, i am 24 years old from Kenya.I sustained human bites from my ex boyfriend causing me to loose my upper lip and left ear. I have undergone reconstruction but the luck of specialist left me looking worse. I hope you can somehow help. Thanks

    • Hi Diana, If you are currently in Australia please contact Dr Luke Stradwick’s team on (07) 5591 4808 to discuss further. Thank you.

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