This review of patients after forehead rhytidectomy represents the longest published postoperative follow-up to date. Fifty patients who had undergone subcutaneous forehead rhytidectomy through an anterior hairline incision were assessed by chart review, detailed questionnaire, and physical examination. The mean follow-up was 7.5 years with a range of 1 to 17 years. Benefits of the technique described include maintenance of forehead size, a mechanically efficient lift, a direct attack on wrinkles, and a low incidence of hair loss. Patient assessment indicates that the benefits of the procedure are long lasting. The disadvantages include the added precision required in executing the incision, closure, and time-consuming dissection.
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