Maxillofacial Surgeon Dr. S.M. Balaji performed the specialized Abbe flap technique to correct the upper lip. A flap of tissue was taken from the lower lip and used to reconstruct the upper lip with the base of the flap still attached to the lower lip. Once blood supply is established, the flap will be divided giving the upper lip a more natural, improved form.
Simultaneously, the broad nose and protruding lower jaw was reshaped to make them more proportionate and balanced. Protruding lower jaw was corrected by following bilateral sagittal split osteotomy (Obwegeser’s osteotomy) and excess bone obtained was used to augment the dorsum of the nose. Following surgery, the nose appeared sharp & defined with more proportionate jaw profile.