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Case Reports in Ophthalmological Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 952079, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/952079
Case Report

A Minor Modification of Direct Browplasty Technique in a Patient with Brow Ptosis Secondary to Facial Paralysis: Copy-Paste-Excise and Stitch

1Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University, 17020 Canakkale, Turkey
2Barbaros mahallesi, Plaj Sokak, Hamidiye Sitesi, C/9 Merkez, 17020 Canakkale, Turkey

Received 3 May 2013; Accepted 26 June 2013

Academic Editors: H. Y. Chen, T. Hayashi, S. M. Johnson, C.-K. Joo, and M. Rosner

Copyright © 2013 Arzu Taskiran Comez et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Purpose. This report aimed to describe a minor modification of the traditional direct browplasty technique that aids in surgical planning for patients with brow ptosis secondary to facial paralysis without changing the shape of the brow. Case Report. A 74-year-old male patient with left facial paralysis secondary to chronic otitis media was referred with a complaint of low vision due to brow ptosis. We performed direct browplasty with a minor modification in order to aid a treatment customized to the patient. In this technique, a transparent film paper is used to copy the brow shape. A brow-shaped excision is facilitated just superior to the ptotic brow. Conclusion. The authors found that the copy-paste-excise and stitch technique was effective and successful for deciding the shape and the amount of excision that should be performed in patients with brow ptosis without resulting in asymmetrical, arched, and feminized brows.