Sutures and Burrow's triangles placed in the red vermilion in the surgery of upper lip defects

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In upper lip defects both the design of the flap and the position of the Burrow's triangles may be reversed so as to conceal the scars among skin wrinkles, folds and the mucosal lip to maximize the aesthetic outcome.


To report two cases of upper lip defects in which both scars and Burrow's triangles were concealed in the natural folds and the vermilion.


Both surgeries were performed under local anaesthesia.


In both patients the scars were successfully concealed and the results aesthetically acceptable.


The technique described can be used to conceal scars in cases of upper lip defects with aesthetically acceptable results.

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