An Efficient Method for Hair Containment During Head and Neck Surgery

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Abstract

The authors present a simple technique for operations around hair-bearing areas such as during a rhytidectomy. Hair surrounding the surgical field is twisted into bundles and clipped with duckbill clips. The authors repeat the procedure for each strand of hair. Between 5 and 7 duckbill clips may be required per surgery.

The clippers are faster, easily applicable, and well performing. They can be used with different hair lengths, and they do not require any additional trimming or shaving; clips also keep the hair firmly in place, and they do not loosen up in the process.

This technical note explains a very simple, economical, and less time-consuming method to control hair located around the surgical site. It may be applied to all procedures within the field of the hair-bearing scalp, including craniofacial and maxillofacial surgery.

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