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Salyer Kenneth E. M.D.; Hall, Jonathan D. M.D.
Journal of Craniofacial Surgery: January 1990
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Reconstructing the proper balance and harmony of the face begins with the manipulation and positioning of the bandeau. The bandeau or brow is the key architectural component of craniofacial reconstruction. Advancement of the supraorbital bar and forehead can result in functional improvements. This article details the historical development of the surgical procedures available for use in recontouring the forehead. Specific surgical procedures are described and evaluated including the method of removing an unsuitable, unusable bandeau, fashioning a new one from a strip of parietal cranial bone, and repositioning it. The advantages of the bilateral lamellar split bandeau are discussed.

© 1990 Mutaz B. Habal, MD