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Figure 2: (a) Intraoperative diagrams showing vertical inverted V incision (with the apex upward) in the mucosal side of the upper lip. (b) Separation of the two orbicularis oris muscles from each other and the underlying median cleft notch between them. (c) The orbicularis oris muscle dissected on both sides and united in the midline using horizontal mattress sutures. (d) The V-shaped mucosal flap sutured into position as Y shaped, giving an additionally mucosal length

Figure 2: (a) Intraoperative diagrams showing vertical inverted V incision (with the apex upward) in the mucosal side of the upper lip. (b) Separation of the two orbicularis oris muscles from each other and the underlying median cleft notch between them. (c) The orbicularis oris muscle dissected on both sides and united in the midline using horizontal mattress sutures. (d) The V-shaped mucosal flap sutured into position as Y shaped, giving an additionally mucosal length