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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2014 Oct;20(3):129-139. English. Review. https://doi.org/10.14730/aaps.2014.20.3.129
Chang SH , Chen WP , Cho IC , Ahn TJ .
Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Veterans Affairs North Texas Health Care System, Dallas, Texas, USA. suzie.chang@utsouthwestern.edu
Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California, USA.
BIO Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea.
Gyalumhan Plastic Surgery, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Asian Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgery is a fast-growing field, both within the United States and abroad. With growing interest, there have also been multiple terminologies used for the same concepts. This has created redundant and confusing language - prone to errors in patient-physician communication. In addition, there has been an upsurge of various techniques or variations to existing techniques that has created unnecessary confusion among plastic surgeons. The objective of this article is to provide organization and simplification to the terminology and to the techniques used in what some broadly refer to as "Asian Blepharoplasty" or perhaps more correctly termed Asian Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgery. METHODS: Unified terminology, aesthetic goal and detailed operative technique of commonly conducted Asian blepharoplasty were suggested by experienced oculoplastic surgeons. RESULTS: The main procedures of Asian Aesthetic Oculoplastic Surgery including supratarsal crease surgery and medial epicanthoplasty were presented with figure and video in this paper. We also have provided author's preferred selection of the major techniques with evaluation of its advantages and disadvantages. CONCLUSIONS: The most important element in patient satisfaction is clear communication of surgical expectations. Then, proper selection of the most suitable pre-operative design, type of surgery performed, and specific crease configuration based on the individual's anatomic and physiological characteristics can be achieved.

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