Endoscopic Forehead-Lift Using a Bioabsorbable Fixation Device

2004 Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery  
E ndoscopic brow-lift is the method of upper face rejuvenation preferred by facial plastic surgeons and patients alike. The technique has undergone significant scrutiny regarding methods of fixation. Many techniques have been described, including external bolster dressings, tissue adhesives, Kirschner-wire fixation, cortical tunnels and troughs, and permanent or temporary screw and plate fixation. Many of these techniques are associated with postoperative alopecia, poor reliability, possible
more » ... bility, possible intracranial complications, and palpable hardware. Thus, the search for a safe, effective, reliable, and straightforward procedure continues. We describe our experience with an easy-to-insert bioabsorbable device that is fixed to the calvaria and provides multipoint fixation to the soft tissue.
doi:10.1001/archfaci.6.6.389 pmid:15545533 fatcat:5chnduvpp5aojaapc65pds5vim