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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 22  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 29

Surgical correction of upper lip deficit in patients with cleft lip using dermis fat graft

1 Department of Plastic Surgery, Alzahra Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
2 Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran

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Hossein Abdali
Department of Plastic Surgery, Alzahra Research Institute, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jrms.JRMS_994_15

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Background: This study aimed to assess dermis fat graft (DFG) as a choice to correct the tissue deficit in the free border of the upper lip in cleft lip repair surgery. Materials and Methods: Thirty-five individuals who referred to Alzahra Hospital at 2013–2014, with lip deformity following the primary repair surgery of cleft lip underwent surgery by DFG technique. Outcomes were assessed 4 months after the surgery based on comparison of preoperative and postoperative photographs. Results: The results in 18 (51.42%) patients were excellent, 10 (28.57%) good, and 7 (20%) intermediate according to the satisfaction of patients and investigators in terms of filling of lip deficit and motion of the upper lip. Moreover, complications and pain were minimal after 4-month follow-up. Conclusion: This method introduces an admissible method with 80% good to excellent results based on satisfactory of patients and surgeon.

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