Skip to Content

nasolabial flap


Definition: flap, ordinarily of lenticular shape, based either inferiorly or (more commonly) superiorly, and transferred to reconstruct defects in the lips or nose. Its blood supply can be based on muscular perforators so that the skin base can be narrowed or the flap converted to an island.

See Also: island flap

Disclaimer: This site is designed to offer information for general educational purposes only. The health information furnished on this site and the interactive responses are not intended to be professional advice and are not intended to replace personal consultation with a qualified physician, pharmacist, or other healthcare professional. You must always seek the advice of a professional for questions related to a disease, disease symptoms, and appropriate therapeutic treatments.
© Copyright 2018 Wolters Kluwer. All Rights Reserved. Review Date: Sep 19, 2016.