Semin Plast Surg 2015; 29(03): 184-187
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556848
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Volume Augmentation in the Lower Eyelid and Cheek Areas

Hyung Woo Yim
1  Apgujeong YK Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea
Anh H. Nguyen
2  Division of Plastic Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine Houston, Texas
Yong Kyu Kim
1  Apgujeong YK Plastic Surgery Clinic, Seoul, Korea
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Publication Date:
13 August 2015 (online)


Many East Asians experience lower eyelid bulging and discoloration, and this is seen even in young individuals. The condition is caused by an undergrowth of the maxilla and not by aging. In this condition, the orbit appears small and the infraorbital rim is hypoplastic. This inevitably causes a depressed, tired, and sad appearance. Here, the authors present techniques of volume augmentation in the lower eyelid and cheek areas to rejuvenate the midface in Asians.

Both authors contributed equally to this work.