Eyebrow Reconstruction in Craniofacial Clefts by Abnormal Hairline Extention

J Craniofac Surg. 2023 Nov-Dec;34(8):e790-e793. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000009679. Epub 2023 Aug 25.


The absence of eyebrows, whether complete or partial, has been observed in specific types of craniofacial clefts, primarily occurring in Tessier clefts numbers 9 to 13. To address this defect, several techniques have been used to improve eyebrow appearance, such as the island scalp flap and scalp strip grafting technique. However, these methods did not yield satisfactory esthetic results. In this study, the authors present findings from 7 patients with craniofacial clefts, in whom the eyebrows were completely reconstructed through the rotation flap technique, using abnormal frontal hairline extension, in 1 or 2 stages. The result was natural-looking and highly satisfactory, with no associated morbidity.

MeSH terms

  • Esthetics, Dental*
  • Eyebrows*
  • Humans
  • Scalp / transplantation
  • Surgical Flaps