Facial plast Surg 2016; 32(02): 238-239
DOI: 10.1055/s-0036-1571810
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The Use of Submental Island Flap for Total Lower Lip Reconstruction: A Case Report

Yuxing Guo1, Chi Mao1
  • 1Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Peking University School and Hospital of Stomatology, Beijing, China
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Publication Date:
20 April 2016 (online)


Total lower lip reconstruction was performed in a 72-year-old man following a squamous cell carcinoma resection. To obtain an optimal functional result and to avoid any additional facial scarring, a submental island flap was used in a one-stage procedure. After 2.5 years of follow-up, the patient is very satisfied with the shape and function of the lower lip.