"Take these three items, some WD-40, a vise grip, and a roll of duct tape. Any man worth his salt can fix almost any problem with this stuff alone"
The surgery required removal of the entire upper lip. After you remove someone’s entire lip, you realize there’s no going back. We then reconstructed the mouth with a Gillies type Fan Flap. We cauterized the lesion on his nose.
I was so happy when he came back to see me three months later. The result was not perfect. His mouth was smaller, of course, but he could open it wide and had good lip function. His speech was barely changed.