Auricular composite graft for skin defect of the philtrum dimple.

  title={Auricular composite graft for skin defect of the philtrum dimple.},
  author={Mitsuo Hatoko and Aya Tanaka and Masamitsu Kuwahara and Katsunori Niitsuma and Hiroshi Iioka},
  journal={The Journal of craniofacial surgery},
  volume={14 2},
Our method of performing an auricular composite graft for a skin defect of the philtrum dimple in a patient whose lip is not damaged and has retained its original softness and elasticity is presented. After resecting the lesion, an auricular composite graft is harvested from the conchal region. The size of the graft is almost the same as the size of the resected lesion, although the cartilage is harvested in an elliptical shape, and its size is approximately 60% in area of the overriding skin… CONTINUE READING