PROCEDURAL COLUMNLip Laceration and Vermilion Border RepairCampo, Theresa M. DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAANEditor(s): Wilbeck, Jennifer DNP, RN, FNP-BC, ACNP-BC, ENP-C, FAANP, FAAN, Column Editor Author Information American Association of Nurse Practitioners, Austin, Texas. Corresponding Author: Theresa M. Campo, DNP, APRN, FAANP, FAAN, American Association of Nurse Practitioners, 5901 Vega Ave, Ste 200, Austin, TX 78735 ([email protected]). Disclosure: The author reports no conflicts of interest. Advanced Emergency Nursing Journal: July/September 2021 - Volume 43 - Issue 3 - p 206-211 doi: 10.1097/TME.0000000000000356 Buy CE Test Metrics Abstract Lacerations to the face and lips are commonly seen in the emergency setting from dog bites, falls, and blunt trauma (motor vehicle crash, strike with an object, etc.). Lip lacerations, especially involving the vermilion border, can be most challenging and deforming, especially when greater than 25% of the lip is involved. These lacerations require preciseness for a good cosmetic outcome. Lips are a highly visible facial structure and consist of 3 layers: skin, muscle, and oral mucosa. They are used for speech, food consumption, and tactile sensation (Lammers & Scrimshaw, 2019; Lent, 2020). © 2021 Wolters Kluwer Health, Inc. All rights reserved.