Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(2): 086-092
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1253504
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Upper Lid Blepharoplasty in Asian Eyes

Richard Scawn1 , Naresh Joshi1 , Yoon-Duck Kim2
  • 1Department of Ophthalmology, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Samsung Medical Center, SungKyunKwan University School of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea
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Publication Date:
04 May 2010 (online)


The Asian eyelid differs anatomically from the Occidental (i.e., Western) eyelid; furthermore, the aesthetic pursuit of the Oriental patient may differ from that of patients with Occidental eyelids. We describe our surgical algorithm for the creation of an eyelid fold (double eyelid operation) in the Asian upper eyelid. Many variations in achieving this goal exist; we hope that our surgical strategy provides a simple approach to achieving a consistent and long-lasting result.