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Reconstruction of Corner of Mouth for Elder Facial Paralysis by Suspension Nasolabial Fold Dermal Tissue Flap: A Modified Method

Junliang Wu, Zhengyong Li, Jia Liu, Ying Cen, Junjie Chen
Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2015, 39 (4): 578-81
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A modified method based on existing static facial sling techniques to reconstruct the corner of mouth for elder facial palsy was developed and reported. According to the anatomy and function of the zygomatic minor and zygomatic major, this technique uses nasolabial dermis as a whole to attach to the orbicularis oris to provide attachment to the whole area. Therefore, in our method, the function of the zygomaticus minor and zygomaticus major were reconstructed by attaching to the zygomatic arch periosteum through such slings. This procedure is effective in improving facial symmetry and obtaining inconspicuous scarring. We believe that our technique is a simple, effective and reliable option for elder facial paralysis.

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