Technical StrategiesDufourmentel Flap as an Aesthetic and Anatomic Refinement Tool in Upper Lip RepairYordanov, Yordan P. MD, PhDAuthor Information ASD Consult, Sofia, Bulgaria. Address correspondence and reprint requests to Yordan P. Yordanov, MD, PhD, 1612 Sofia, Bulgaria, ASD Consult, 38, Ivan Evst. Geshov, Bulgaria; E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Received 1 July, 2019 Accepted 13 August, 2019 The author declares no conflicts of interest. Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: November-December 2019 - Volume 30 - Issue 8 - p 2617 doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000005954 Buy Metrics Abstract Reconstruction of the upper lip represents a unique challenge because of its anatomical, functional and aesthetic requirements. In all the scientific sources and practical manuals the algorithms for central and lateral upper lip defects revolve around using advancement flaps, lip-switch techniques, and skin grafts only. The author offers a new approach for upper lip repair by using the Dufourmentel flap which is a pivotal local flap. The advantages and some tips are discussed. © 2019 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.