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Aesth Plast Surg (2010) 34:121122

DOI 10.1007/s00266-009-9446-5

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

A Clinic Tip for Dressing on the Hair: Avoiding the Sticking


of Adhesive Tape
Chenyang Ji Fuli Min Jinming Zhang

Published online: 24 November 2009


 Springer Science+Business Media, LLC and International Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2009

In the plastic surgery field, many operations are performed


on the ear, the hairline, and the scalp. When changing
dressings during postoperative management, physicians
always attach medical adhesive tape to patients hair to
maintain a firm covering. Perhaps the mesh cap is helpful,
but it is always uncomfortable. Sometimes a long-term
bandage is not necessary [1], but the patient always wanted
a simple covering to avoid attention. Therefore, in our

Fig. 2 The two ends of the adhesive tape are stuck to the hairpins and
the skin

Fig. 1 Various hairpins, all of which are simple with a smooth


surface
department we usually recommend hairpins (Figs. 1, 2) to
patients.
We think hairpins have several advantages for dressing
on the hair:
The adhesive tape does not need to be taken from the
hair, and patients do not report pain from the hair.
C. Ji (&)  F. Min  J. Zhang
The adhesive mixture does not need to be cleaned
Sun Yat-sen Memorial Hospital of Sun Yat-sen University,
Guangzhou, China from the hair, and sticking of small materials is
e-mail: jichenyang@163.com avoided.

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Hairpins provide a firm covering even if the hair is not Reference


sufficiently dry.
Hairpins are easily attached. 1. Ramkumar S, Narayanan V, Laing JH (2006) Twenty-four hours
or 10 days? A prospective randomised controlled trial in children
The use of adhesive tape is not necessary if semicir-
comparing head bandages following pinnaplasty. J Plast Reconstr
cular hairpins are applied in some cases. Aesthet Surg 59:969974
Hairpins have a good appearance.

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