Reconstruction of the Posttraumatic Short Upper Lip

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Abstract

Treatment of the posttraumatic, vertically shortened upper lip is a difficult surgical problem. It requires careful evaluation of the underlying injury followed by staged therapeutic interventions. Both surgical and nonsurgical treatments need to be employed to optimize results. The authors present three distinct cases of posttraumatic upper lip reconstruction that utilize a variety of treatment modalities. All patients were treated by the senior author.

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