The classic submandibular incision parallels the inferior border of the mandible and does not follow the resting skin tension lines of the neck. A modified approach is described that initially follows these lines but, as the midbody region is approached, a zigzag incision with legs of 1 to 3 cm and tip angles of approximately 70 to 90° is made. This zigzag skin incision is adjusted for the intended surgery. Subjectively, the results are much more esthetic.
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- Oral Surgery