Issue N# 2 - 2006
Authors : L. Belhaouari, P. Quinodoz, F. Braccini, F. Niforos (Toulouse)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2006;127,2:87-90.
Article published in french
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The temporal face lift belongs to the traditional face lift which is in fact cervico-facio-temporal. It also forms part of the face lift "top of the face" which is in fact fronto-temporal. It is to say that it relates to a junction zone between the superior and inferior part of the face. Objectives: in a first part the authors recall the essential anatomical data including the eyebrow, the Charpy’s adipose cushion, the galea aponeurotica and the temporo-parietal fascia, the nerves (temporo-facial branch of the facial nerve and supra-orbital nerve) and the veins (sentinel vein). They then describe the various surgical techniques (galeapexy, endoscopic temporal face lift, supra-eyebrow face lift, notched wire of suspension, standard fixing Endotine, botulin toxin injection. This makes it possible to more precisely define the indications and contra-indications of the temporal face lift. Conclusion: the indications of the temporal face lift are ptosis of the tail of the eyebrow. On the other hand, total ptosis requires a frontal face lift. In this case one can associate a concomitant blepharoplasty. The temporal face lift is frequently carried-out combined with a cervicojugal face-lift. The prospects for technical progress to improve perenniality of an isolated temporal gesture are broad and will allow us to widen the indications.
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