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Although division of the lip with elevation of the cheek flap gives good exposure for resection of intraoral neoplasms, it does create some cosmetic and functional problems after surgery. Adequate exposure can be obtained by mobilizing the chin and cheek flap across to the contralateral side without dividing the lip and chin, and rotating this flap upward over the nose and upper lip as a visor. The preservation of continuity of musculature of the chin and lip produces a better functional result and more cosmetic appearance.
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