Lip Reconstruction with a Palatal Mucoperiosteal Graft
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ran Ito
Department of Plastic Surgery, Unit 1488
The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
1515 Holcombe Boulevard, Houston, TX 77030, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: July 16, 2013; Accepted Date: July 18, 2013; Published Date: July 20, 2013
Citation: Ito R (2013) Lip Reconstruction with a Palatal Mucoperiosteal Graft. J Vasc Med Surg 1:e110. doi: 10.4172/2329-6925.1000e110
Copyright: © 2013 Ito R. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
To achieve complete lip closure, the lips must have sufficient and uniform thickness, which provides good aesthetic and functional results. There are many advantages to using palatal mucoperiosteal grafts for vermilion lip reconstruction: (1) the graft structure is anatomically and histologically similar to the vermilion lip, (2) donor site morbidity is less than that at other donor sites, (3) the color and texture match are good, (4) there is little postoperative shrinkage, and (5) the graft tissue is thicker than a palatal mucosa graft, helping ensure complete engraftment. This article outlines a novel procedure for lip reconstruction with a palatal mucoperiosteal graft.