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Eyebrow Reconstruction

  • Marcelo GandelmanEmail author
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Abstract

In some parts of the world, the eyebrows are still commonly traumatised. The absence of eyebrows increases the vulnerability of a person’s eyes, since eyebrows shield the eyes from forehead perspiration and minor trauma and, along with squinting, help filter sunlight. Therefore, reconstructing the eyebrows restores protection for the eyes. Reconstruction varies according to the defect. Small defects can be managed with simple excision of the scar and closure of the wound. However, when there is significant eyebrow loss, or severe scarring, strip grafts, follicular unit transplantation or flap techniques may be required.

Keywords

Eyebrow Hair transplant Hair bearing 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Discipline of Plastic SurgeryUniversity of Sao Paulo Medical SchoolSao PauloBrazil

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