Bilateral complete cleft lip repair and primary semi-open rhinoplasty

Ting Chen Lu, Un Chang See, Philip Kuo Ting Chen, M. Samuel Noordhoff

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


The reconstruction of a symmetrical bilateral cleft lip and a natural looking nose with adequate columella length is a difficult challenge. The integrated multidisciplinary approach with presurgical nasoaveolar molding, modification of surgical techniques, and postoperative scar management and maintenance of the reconstructed nasal shape can give a more consistent better result. Better understandings of the primary pathology and refined surgical technique have resulted in a decrease of severity in secondary deformities and the classic stigmata of the repaired cleft. The key surgical principles and steps are presented in this chapter.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing AG
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Bilateral cleft lip
  • Bilateral cleft lip nose
  • Columellar lengthening
  • Nasoalveolar molding
  • Rotation-advancement
  • Tajima reverse-U incision

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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