The Gilles fan flap was once a popular way to reconstruct lip defects, and despite its sortcomings diagrams of it can be found in many text books.

The unfavorable scar configuration however makes this flap a distant second option to other reconstructions.

The same rounding of commissures occurs as with the Karapandzic, but the angular scar, is much more noticeable and unnatural.

                                   Lip Anatomy
                                   Reconstructive Philosophy
                                   Partial Lip Defects
                                   Upper Lip Defects
                                   Lower Lip Defects

                                   Abbe Flap
                                   Eslander Flap
                                   Gilles Fan Flap
                                   Webster Bernard