[Hair micrograft technique for eyebrow reconstruction]

Ann Chir Plast Esthet. 2010 Jun;55(3):219-24. doi: 10.1016/j.anplas.2009.08.004. Epub 2009 Nov 25.
[Article in French]

Abstract

Subject: The eyebrow reconstruction should restore an eyebrow with a natural shape and with matching hair direction.

Method: We describe the micrograft hair technique for eyebrow reconstruction, using either hair from the opposite eyebrow or hair from the scalp. We illustrate our technique with three clinical cases: a traumatic eyebrow injury, a burn scar and a progressive hair loss.

Discussion: We insist on the advantages of this technique which is simple, "taylor-made" and which allows to choose the hair direction according to the eyebrow topography. The micrograft hair technique has many advantages in comparison with scalp strip grafting or hair-bearing island scalp flap techniques.

Conclusion: The eyebrow reconstruction using micrograft hair technique is a simple effective technique offering a better cosmetic result than usual techniques by achieving a natural hair direction and density.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Eyebrows*
  • Hair / transplantation*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Microsurgery
  • Reconstructive Surgical Procedures / methods