Eur J Plast Surg (2017) 40:79–82 DOI 10.1007/s00238-016-1232-4 SHORT COMMUNICATION Simultaneous total upper and lower lip reconstruction during a humanitarian surgical mission to Africa 1 2 Arthur Charpentier & Gottfried Lemperle Received: 21 March 2016 /Accepted: 31 July 2016 /Published online: 13 September 2016 Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2016 There are many ways to reconstruct a missing upper or been closed surgically. Understandably, both men, aged lower lip. Most textbooks and articles describe vertical 23 and 30, were severely traumatized and could only be nasolabial flaps, horizontal frontal flaps, or platysma examined with difficulty. flaps from the neck (to be used mainly for inner lining) The lips of both patients were amputated entirely and [1, 2] Distant flaps from the upper arm (Tagliacozzi), almost professionally between cheeks, nose and chin (Figs. 1 musculocutaneous latissimus flap (used in noma repair), and 2). First, a large horizontal frontal flap was discussed but or free microsurgical flaps from the forearm (Chinese rejected, since a dark black skin graft would have further flap) can serve as a large frontal flap to prevent further disfigured the faces. A free forearm flap was out of question mutilation of the face. However, this most simple and because
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