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Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg. 2015 Oct;21(3):87-90. English. Original Article. https://doi.org/10.14730/aaps.2015.21.3.87
Kwon H , Jeong EC .
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ejeong.md@gmail.com
Department of Plastic Surgery, SMG-SNU Boramae Medical Center, Seoul, Korea.
Abstract

BACKGROUND: Various surgical techniques have been developed to address senile upper eyelids. Upper blepharoplasty has limited efficacy in natural periorbital rejuvenation for severe lateral hooding of the upper eyelids, as well as often producing a 'surprised look'. Subbrow excision is a popular method in East Asia for the correction of eyelid drooping, especially on the lateral side as periorbital rejuvenation. However, medial upper eyelid skin redundancy often tends to be undercorrected. Here, we present a few cases of revisional blepharoplasty, especially for medial crease formation, to improve aesthetic results. METHODS: Five patients, for a total of 10 eyelids, who underwent revisional blepharoplasty from January 2011 to January 2015 after a previous subbrow excision, were included. Patients were dissatisfied with uncorrected excessive skin on the medial part of the upper eyelid after a previous subbrow excision; thus, they underwent revisional blepharoplasty for medial crease formation. RESULTS: During the follow-up period, patients were aesthetically satisfied with the postoperative results. No patients suffered from any complications during the follow-up period. CONCLUSIONS: After a previous unfavorable subbrow excision, medial crease formation, via a very minimally invasive technique, could be a favorable option to improve patient satisfaction without postoperative complication or discomfort.

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