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Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 10, Issue 1, pp 127–136 | Cite as

Aesthetic considerations of the cleft lip operation

  • Takuya Onizuka
  • Akira Keyama
  • Kazuaki Asada
  • Shigeru Shinomiya
  • Ryosuke Aoyama
Article

Abstract

The results of a cleft lip operation are checked from the anterior, the profile, and the caudal views and even if the deformities are minimal, for aesthetic reasons they should be repaired. Philtrum length, philtrum shape, philtrum depth, nasolabial triangular area, vermilion thickness, Cupid's bow peak, horizontal upper lip groove, vermilion border, alar size, depth of alar groove, nasal deviation, nostril shape, nasal tip, columella height, sill shape, columella width, and facial balance of the anterior, profile, and caudal views are used as aesthetic checkpoints for the results of a cleft lip operation. If deformities are found, the aesthetic plastic surgeon should repair them to achieve a more satisfactory result. In addition, augmentation rhinoplasty, augmentation mentoplasty, or other craniofacial surgery may be performed.

Key words

Cleft lip repair Cleft lip nose Facial balance 

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© Springer-Verlag New York Inc 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Takuya Onizuka
    • 1
  • Akira Keyama
    • 1
  • Kazuaki Asada
    • 1
  • Shigeru Shinomiya
    • 1
  • Ryosuke Aoyama
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, School of MedicineShowa UniversityTokyoJapan

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