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In Favor of the Subcutaneous Forehead Lift Using the Anterior Hairline Incision

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We present our experience with 980 women who had subcutaneous forehead lifts using the anterior hairline incision, during the years 1989–1996. The dissection is easy and fast; the forehead wrinkles are smoothed by the separation of the septa between the frontalis and the skin. The access to the corrugator and the procerus muscles is easy, and the adjustment of the brows to the desired location can be accurate. We use this approach for 90% of women who are eligible for upper face rejuvenation. We have obtained a 96% satisfaction rate; only 1.8% of our patients had minor and reversible complications. The scar, which is supposed to be the main disadvantage of this procedure, is almost unnoticeable, and none of our patients has permanently changed her hairstyle due to this operation. Now, during the peak of interest in forehead lifts with limited scars using the endoscope, is the time to highlight this time-worn, safe, reproducible, and effective approach.

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Ullmann, Y., Levy, Y. In Favor of the Subcutaneous Forehead Lift Using the Anterior Hairline Incision. Aesth. Plast. Surg. 22, 332–337 (1998).

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