Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(01): 026-031
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333832
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Asian Upper Lid Blepharoplasty: An Update on Indications and Technique

William Pai-Dei Chen
1  Department of Ophthalmology, UCLA, and Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Los Angeles, California
John D.J. Park
2  Department of Plastic Surgery, UC Irvine, Irvine, California
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Publication Date:
20 February 2013 (online)


This article (1) briefly reviews the topographical and surgical anatomy of the Asian upper eyelid, (2) provides guidelines for preoperative assessment and postoperative management for upper Asian blepharoplasty, (3) describes the senior author's surgical technique for external incisional approach to upper eyelid crease formation, and (4) discusses potential pitfalls and complications.