ANNALS OF PLASTIC SURGERY, cilt.51, ss.584-586, 2003 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)
The eyebrow has a powerful influence on the appearance of the orbital region. Because the person without eyebrows has an unnatural look, drawing everyone's attention, eyebrow restoration/reconstruction should be viewed as an esthetic surgery performed to improve the patient's appearance and self-esteem. Although hair-bearing pedicled flaps and free composite strip grafts have been the most widely used approaches in clinical practice formerly, follicular unit transplantation (FUT) has gained more and more importance nowadays in eyebrow restoration because of its more rewarding results. The process and results of FUT have been greatly improved thanks to advances in hair transplantation techniques, instrumentation, and practice. In this article, we discuss the restoration of 14 eyebrows in 8 patients (5 males and 3 females) using FUT. The procedure and the results also are discussed here under in light of literature.