New flap for restoration of the temporal hair line.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Assiut University Hospital, 71526 Assiut, Egypt. [email protected]
- Published Article
Aesthetic plastic surgery
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 2007
The authors have devised a novel method of designing a flap for coverage of posttraumatic temporal hairline alopecia. They have successfully performed restoration of temporal hairline alopecia as large as 18 x 4 cm resulting from a previous trauma treated with a primary grafting. The new method uses a simple flap designed preoperatively by Doppler based on the supraorbital vessels up to the flap's anastomosis with the occipital vessels. This flap is easy to design and elevate with sufficient blood flow. Alopecia resulting from scar formation at the suture line is not conspicuous. The donor site can be closed primarily, and no dog ear has resulted from its application.
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