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J Korean Soc Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2004 Mar;10(1):1-6. Korean. Original Article.
Chung WJ , Lee YJ , Baek RM , Heo CY , Choe J .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Inje University, Seoul, Korea. wjchung@chungbuk.md
Lee Young-joon Aesthetic Clinic, Korea.
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Kyunggi, Korea.
Abstract

Double fold operation is one of the most common cosmetic operations performed on young adults in Korean. These days, as many women are working outside home, growing number of women who want to have a natural-looking double eyelid choose the method with not only a short recovery time and less discomfort but also definite long lasting double fold. Double fold operation can be classified as incision technique and non incision technique. Although there are various non-incision techniques yielding good result, these techniques still have some problems, such as loosening of double fold with time, cyst formation, conjunctivitis and so on. Incision techniques also have problems such as long recovery time, irreversibility and visible scar. Our technique uses two or three 4-5mm of partial incision and removes the subcutaneous fat, pretarsal muscle, and small part of orbital septum through small incisions. And then we suture the wound skin to skin through levator aponeurosis and upper part of tarsal plate. These procedures prevent the possible problem of loosening of the folds of non-incision method by creating scar- adhesion between wider portion of the dermis and the tarsal plate and allows the application on puffy eyelid without any difficulty and is expectable of short recovery time. A retrospective review of data for 154 patients who underwent the partial-incision blepharoplasty using debulking method from November 2000 through april 2003 is presented. Most results were successful except 3 cases. Two patients complained of weak fold and one patient complained of short fold line. Satisfactory results in most patients prompt us to report this method, and we hope this debulking method complement the existing incision and non-incision method.

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