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A previously popular incision used to gain access to the superolateral orbital rim is the eyebrow incision. No important neurovascular structures are involved in this approach, and it gives simple and rapid access to the frontozygomatic area. If the incision is made almost entirely within the confines of the eyebrow, the scar is usually imperceptible. Occasionally, however, some hair loss occurs, making the scar perceptible. Unfortunately, in individual who has no eyebrows extending laterally and inferiorly along the orbital margin, this approach is undesirable. Incisions made along the lateral orbital rim outside of the eyebrow are very conspicuous in such individuals, and another type of incision may be indicated. The main disadvantage of the approach is extremely limited access.

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