The post-auricular vertical hair bearing transposition flap. J Dermatol Surg Oncol, 1984 ; 10(7) : 551-554.

Flaps have been described by Passot and more recently by Juri. These techniques have some disadvantages:

  • The difficulty in obtaining a natural frontal hairline.
  • Decreased height of the crown when the flap is taken horizontally.
  • The hairs of the flap grow backward; the hairline scar becomes visible, with an artificial aspect.

In 1976, Nataf described the temporal vertical flaps (pre- or postauricular). The frontal hair orientation of those flaps is forward, and this gives a natural frontal hairline.

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