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Coronal approach

Incision of the superficial temporal fascia for exposure of the zygomatic arch

Incision of the superficial temporal fascia for exposure of the zygomatic arch

The lateral dissection of the coronal flap is continued from the subgaleal plane of the scalp to the temporal region. The dissection strictly follows the temporalis fascia.

As soon as the yellow outline of the superficial temporal fat pad is visible shining through the superficial layer of temporalis fascia, an oblique incision through the fascia extending from the root of the zygomatic arch to the superior-posterior aspect of the lateral orbital rim is made.