Plast Reconstr Surg 2020 12;146(6):1352-1356
From the Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Craniofacial Research Center, the Department of Craniofacial Orthodontics, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Chang Gung University; Center of Plastic, Aesthetic, Hand and Reconstructive Surgery, University of Regensburg; and Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Helios Hospital Munchen West.
Surgeons-in-training learning how to perform cleft surgery should not only acquire a broad repertoire of technical details but also master the proper execution of techniques based on the modern principles of bilateral cleft lip repair with synchronous reconstruction of cleft nose deformity. This article describes a bilateral complete cleft lip repair by adopting these principles, plus a modified composition of mucosal flaps for the nasal floor and intraoral linings, including the prolabial mucosal flap, C-flap mucosal flap, inferior turbinate mucosal flap, and lateral nasal mucosal flap. The accompanying four-part video series presents the step-by-step approach for design and execution of this alternative technique. Read More