The reconstruction of the lower eyelid with V-Y advancement flap

Kazuo Kishi, Hideo Nakajima, Nobuaki Imanishi, Tatsuo Nakajima

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Abstract

In lower eyelid reconstruction, we use a V-Y advancement flap from the lower lateral cheek. The technique is simple and the scar after surgery is fine. On the other hand, we recommend supporting the reconstructed flap firmly to prevent ectropion due to either scar contraction or gravity. We use fascia lata fixed to a newly developed screw system that is directly inserted into the lateral orbital rim. By using these techniques, lower eyelids were successfully reconstructed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)749-754
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume49
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jul 1

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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