Operative Indications

  • Pierre Bouhanna
  • Jean-Claude Dardour


The surgical techniques available for cosmetic correction of baldness are so numerous that the surgeon needs to evaluate them carefully, guided by the features of the classification and by the cosmetic wishes of the patient, particularly for design of the frontotemporal line. The operation is planned to obtain both an immediate or short-term result and an assessment of the supplementary surgery required in the future to cover any persistent bareness. Whatever technique is used, the surgeon will always be confronted with a number of problems, which will now be discussed:
  • The limits of operable baldness and variant factors

  • Assessment of the position of the frontal and temporal lines

  • Actual operative indications allowing for various factors, including assessment of progress of the baldness and its place in definitive planning, the problem of sparse hair which may or may not fall out depending on its site and the problem of progressive baldness.


Operative Indication Frontal Region Frontal Line Temporal Line Crown Height 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Pierre Bouhanna
    • 1
  • Jean-Claude Dardour
    • 2
  1. 1.ParisFrance
  2. 2.ParisFrance

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