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March 1983

Midforehead Lift

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Tulane University, New Orleans (Dr Johnson). Dr Waldman is in private practice in Denver.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1983;109(3):155-159. doi:10.1001/archotol.1983.00800170021006

• Ptosis of the brow-glabellar tissues with or without vertical and horizontal wrinkling accompanies aging in other areas of the face. The direct browlift is effective in elevating and shaping brow tissues, but leaves a scar at the browforehead juncture and does little for glabellar deformity. The coronal forehead lift allows the correction of brow-glabellar ptosis and wrinkling with camouflage of the scar in the scalp. Male pattern hairline, thinning hair, or a high hairline may contraindicate this approach. Our technique for treating these patients is the midforehead lift. We review the anatomical considerations, patient selection, and surgical technique, showing representative cases.

(Arch Otolaryngol 1983;109:155-159)

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