Total lower lip reconstruction with a sensate composite radial forearm- palmaris longus free flap and a tongue flap

Joseph M. Serletti, Ellis Tavin, Steven L. Moran, John U. Coniglio

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Abstract

The technique of a lower lip reconstruction with a composite radial forearm-palmaris longus free flap was further refined in this report. A ventral tongue flap enhanced the lip aesthetics by recreating the vermilion. Lip suspension was enhanced by securing the palmaris tendon to the malar eminences as well as to the cut ends of the orbicularis oris muscle. The patient achieved oral continence as well as dynamic movement of the lip during speaking and swallowing.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)559-561
Number of pages3
JournalPlastic and reconstructive surgery
Volume99
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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