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Archives of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2012;18(2):106-110.
Published online June 30, 2012.
Dual-vector Foreheadplasty for Reducing the Vertical Height of the Forehead with Concomitant Mid-facelift.
Yoonho Lee, Jaegon Kim
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
The object of this study is to introduce a novel method of foreheadplasty. The new foreheadplasty can lower the anterior hairline and results in reduction of the vertical forehead length and mid-face lift can be performed at the same time. A 54 year-old female who had a long forehead visited the clinic for rejuvenation of the mid-face. The authors performed dual-vector foreheadplasty and were able to lower the anterior hairline by the advancement of the posterior scalp flap. Mid-face lift was performed by elevation of the malar fat pads. The surgical results were analyzed by measuring the length of the forehead before and 2 years after the surgery. Medical photographs were taken at the same period. The preoperative length of the forehead was 75.5 mm and decreased to 63.0 mm after the surgery. The shortened forehead was well maintained even 2 years after the operation (63.3 mm). The patient suffered from partial sensory loss of the parietal region but resolved simultaneously after 2 months. No other complications, such as, hypertrophic scarring, infection, prolonged inflammation and alopecia occurred. In conclusion the dual-vector foreheadplasty is a relatively simple and safe way to lower the anterior hair line with the elevation of the mid-face.
Key Words: Rhytidoplasty, Forehead
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