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Ann Plast Surg. 2006 Jun;56(6):599-604.

An alternative fixation technique for the endoscopic brow lift.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, IASO Hospital, Athens, Greece. foustand@otenet.gr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Endoscopic brow lift has become widely accepted as a procedure for restoring a youthful brow, since only 3 hardly noticeable incisions of the scalp are needed for this subperiosteal dissection and final repositioning of the brow. It has become an acceptable technique, an alternative to the conventional technique or transcoronal browpexy. One of the controversial points is the fixation of the flap in the elevated position.

METHOD:

Endoscopic brow lift allows separation and repositioning of the periosteum of the orbital rims and zygomaxilla. In a 6-year period from September 1999, 300 patients underwent endoscopic brow lift using our fixation approach, which was accomplished with an absorbable suture subperiosteally.

RESULTS:

Satisfactory forehead rejuvenation was obtained in all patients, with correct eyebrow movement.

CONCLUSIONS:

Long-term results of 6 years confirm the strength and durability of this fixation approach. We consider this approach to be a simple, secure, and reliable forehead fixation method, an alternative to other fixation methods, that allows satisfactory and long-lasting cosmetic results.

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