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Asian Blepharoplasty: The Essential Steps

  • William P. Chen
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Abstract

Asian blepharoplasty refers to a specialized form of upper blepharoplasty that is coupled with creation of an eyelid crease. This popular procedure is termed double eyelid surgery in Asia and has been performed for more than 120 years. The deceptively simple goal can be fraught with pitfalls, requiring a thorough understanding of anatomy and techniques, especially in regard to aesthetics and potential for functional impairment from complications. This chapter details the steps preferred by the author in handling the tissues such as to maximize the probability of achieving a dynamic, natural-appearing crease.

Keywords

Asian blepharoplasty Double eyelid surgery Trapezoidal approach Glide zone Beveled approach Resetting the posterior and anterior lamella 

Supplementary material

419986_5_En_14_MOESM1_ESM.mp4 (210 mb)
Video 14.1 Asian upper blepharoplasty. Courtesy of Richard C. Allen, MD, PhD, FACS. http://webeye.ophth.uiowa.edu/eyeforum/video/plastics/6/1-Asian-blepharoplasty.htm (MP4 215021 kb)

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of OphthalmologyUCLA School of Medicine, Harbor-UCLA Medical CenterIrvineUSA

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