Near Total/Total Lower Lip Reconstruction—Chin Rotation Advancement Flap

Amin Abu-Jabal, Michael V. Joachim, Nir Bitterman, Imad Abu El Naaj

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Summary: Total lower lip reconstruction is a challenging reconstruction procedure. Its main role is to restore lip function, maintain the proper relationship between the upper and lower lips and optimize cosmesis. Various techniques ranging from local flaps to free tissue transfer have been developed. For patients who are not candidates for microsurgical techniques or for those who do not want complex procedures, the local flap technique is a good solution. Most of the reported techniques, based on cheek advancement and nasolabial flaps, lead to scars located in the midface and therefore to unaesthetic results. We hereby present a novel technique for total lower lip reconstruction using a rotation advancement flap based on the excess tissue of the lower face. To our knowledge, this method has not been described previously in the literature.

Original languageEnglish
JournalCraniomaxillofacial Research and Innovation
StatePublished - Apr 2022

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  • lip
  • reconstructive surgical procedures
  • rotation
  • surgical flaps


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