Semin Plast Surg 2015; 29(03): 158-164
DOI: 10.1055/s-0035-1556852
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The Asian Eyelid: Relevant Anatomy

Kidakorn Kiranantawat
1  Department of Surgery, Ramathibodi Hospital, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
Jeong Hoon Suhk
2  Cheongdam i Plastic Surgery Clinic, Uijeongbu-si, Gyeonggi-do, Korea
Anh H. Nguyen
3  Department of Surgery, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas
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13. August 2015 (online)


The eyelid of Asians has its own unique characteristics. If the surgeon does not acknowledge this, aesthetically pleasing results will seldom be achieved. Here the authors review and summarize important up-to-date anatomical and relevant clinical studies of the Asian upper eyelid, aiming to help surgeons thoroughly understand its unique features, including Asian eyelid morphology, anatomical details, and the mechanisms of upper eyelid crease formation. Hopefully, an in-depth understanding of the Asian eyelid will aid surgeons to accomplish their work and lead to novel new techniques in this field.