How to correct frontal facialis palsy after radical tumour surgery: Upper blepharoplasty and direct brow lift

Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery. 2011;4(3):201-204 DOI 10.4103/0974-2077.91254

 

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Journal Title: Journal of Cutaneous and Aesthetic Surgery

ISSN: 0974-2077 (Print); 0974-5157 (Online)

Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Medknow Publications

Society/Institution: Association of Cutaneous Surgeons of India

LCC Subject Category: Medicine: Surgery

Country of publisher: India

Language of fulltext: English

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AUTHORS

Uwe Wollina

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Blind peer review

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Time From Submission to Publication: 29 weeks

 

Abstract | Full Text

Radical surgery of fronto-temporal non-melanoma skin cancer (NMSC) sometimes causes palsy of the frontal facialis branch. Patients may experience visual impairment due to brow and upper eyelid ptosis. Since NMSC predominantly affects elderly people, the corrective surgical procedures have to be adapted to age, comorbidities and individual needs. The direct brow lift and the upper lid blepharoplasty are two reliable and safe surgical techniques with proved efficacy. Here we present our way to deal with post-surgical brow and lid ptosis.