ePlasty: Vol. 16
Reconstructing Defects of the Lower Lip: An Emphasis on the Estlander Flap
Demetrius M. Coombs, BS,a Debra A. Bourne, MD,b Francesco M. Egro, MBChB, MSc, MRCS,b and Mario G. Solari, MDb

aDrexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pa; and bDepartment of Plastic Surgery, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pa


Correspondence: dmcoombs@mac.com
Keywords: skin cancer, lower lip reconstruction, commissure involvement, Estlander flap, skin grafting
Figure 1. Design of the Estlander flap intraoperatively (immediately postresection by ENT).
Figure 2. Split-thickness skin graft from anterolateral thigh inset to cover right buccal mucosal defect prior to final closure.
Figure 3. Immediately following Estlander flap inset and final skin closure.
Figure 4. Approximately 2 mo .......