Editorial comment on “Nasolabial island flap for lower lip repair” by Cavina et al.

Editorial comment on “Nasolabial island flap for lower lip repair” by Cavina et al. Eur J Plast Surg (2005) 28: 45 DOI 10.1007/s00238-004-0687-x EDITOR’S COMMENT I. T. Jackson Editorial comment on ‘‘Nasolabial island flap for lower lip repair’’ by Cavina et al. Published online: 30 September 2004 Springer-Verlag 2004 The authors have presented a technique which actually large defects in the lip; however, it does have the dis- can be used in many areas of the face, where instead of advantage that it does not supply vermillion, and in traditional transposition flaps, island flaps can be used. some of the illustrations patients can be seen to apply As in the description of the nasolabial island flap, it is a makeup directly onto the skin. On the other hand, it is one-stage procedure, the flap is actually more maneu- reliable, and as mentioned above, the donor site is verable, and it tends to be much more tailored for the minimal, and it is an economical method of recon- primary defect. struction which would normally be carried out under The flap which they describe is not new, but it is local anesthesia with perhaps some sedation, when worth giving it some fresh publicity. Clearly, the donor necessary. site is excellent. When it is closed there is little to show The authors are to be congratulated for reminding us in terms of a significant scar. The island can fill fairly of this useful method. I. T. Jackson Southfield, Michigan, USA E-mail: eurjplastsurg@juno.com http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png European Journal of Plastic Surgery Springer Journals

Editorial comment on “Nasolabial island flap for lower lip repair” by Cavina et al.

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