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J Craniofac Surg. 2015 Mar;26(2):e158-60. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001386.

Reconstruction of upper lip scar using tissue expander advancement flap.

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From the *1st Department, †Plastic Surgery Hospital of the Chinese Academy of Medical Science and Peking Union Medical College, Beijing, People's Republic of China.

Abstract

Some patients who previously underwent burns have upper lip deformities or extensive scars so they seek for treatments.We reported a patient who had extensive scars all over the upper lip. In the patient's case, we reconstructed the entire upper lip using a tissue expander advancement flap from the bilateral lip. This improved the upper lip contracture and appearance. The removal of the scar from the upper lip provided a satisfactory result.The use of 2 large tissue expander advancement flaps from the bilateral upper lip has several advantages, such as inconspicuous scar, nice skin texture, and color match.

PMID:
25759933
DOI:
10.1097/SCS.0000000000001386
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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