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Yang Li, Zhen-Zhen Hu, Yong-Xing Du, Bing Chen, Jin-Huang Wang, Xian-Yue Quan, Da-Lie Liu
BACKGROUND: The creation of a superior palpebral crease has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure in Asians for several decades. The most important criterion for judging the success of this procedure is the achievement of the desired size and shape of this crease or the perfect crease width. However, the determinants of crease width remain unclear, which may account for the high rate of unsatisfactory results. METHODS: Standard images were used to study the anatomic parameters, including crease width, crease height, and upper eyelid movement distance (ULMD) at the midpupillary axis, of the inherent double eyelid crease in 32 Chinese women aged 19-26 years...
September 20, 2016: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
Kamol Wattanakrai, Nattawut Chiemchaisri, Penpun Wattanakrai
BACKGROUND: Blepharoplasty is a common aesthetic surgery performed worldwide. In Asians, too high eyelid folds after blepharoplasty cause an unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome that is difficult to correct. In this article, the authors propose surgical techniques to correct the high eyelid fold after blepharoplasty. METHODS: During a 4-year period, 213 secondary blepharoplasties were performed to correct high folds. Postoperative results were reviewed, graded, and analyzed...
October 14, 2016: Aesthetic Plastic Surgery
Kyung Won Kang, Gyu Youg Jung, Dong Lark Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Bo Young Park, Jungwoo Kwon, So Ra Kang, Seung Eun Hong
BACKGROUND: In an increasing number of lawsuits doctors lose, despite providing preoperative patient education, because of failure to prove informed consent. We analyzed judicial precedents associated with insufficient informed consent to identify judicial factors and trends related to aesthetic surgery medical litigation. METHODS: We collected data from civil trials between 1995 and 2015 that were related to aesthetic surgery and resulted in findings of insufficient informed consent...
September 2016: Archives of Plastic Surgery
Seoung Hyun An, Sang Wook Jin, Yoon Hyung Kwon, Won Yeol Ryu, Woo Jin Jeong, Hee Bae Ahn
AIM: To assess the effects of upper lid blepharoplasty on visual quality. METHODS: Seventy-three eyelids of 39 patients were subjected to upper lid blepharoplasty. Pre- and post-operative contrast sensitivity, visual acuity, vertical palpebral aperture and the degree of lash ptosis were measured. RESULTS: The mean log contrast sensitivities under photopic (P=0.017) and scotopic conditions (P=0.009) were improved after surgery, and these differences were significant...
2016: International Journal of Ophthalmology
César A Briceño, Molly L Fuller, Elizabeth A Bradley, Christine C Nelson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the Abbreviated National Eye Institute Visual Function Questionnaire (NEI VFQ 9), which is shorter than those previously published, as a tool for assessing vision-related quality of life in patients with ptosis and dermatochalasis. METHODS: This is a cohort study of 46 patients who underwent blepharoptosis and/or upper eyelid blepharoplasty surgery by a single surgeon (CN) in 2013 in a public, academic, ambulatory care referral center. Patients included 29 who underwent blepharoplasty, 11 who underwent ptosis surgery, and 6 who underwent combined surgery...
July 2016: Arquivos Brasileiros de Oftalmologia
Tsutomu Mizuno
BACKGROUND: Double-eyelid blepharoplasty is a popular aesthetic surgery in Asians. However, the buried suture technique is associated with complications related to implantation of the suture thread. The present study was performed to identify optimal surgical suture removal techniques in Japanese patients with suture-related complications after buried suture double-eyelid blepharoplasty. METHODS: This retrospective study included 210 upper eyelids of 116 consecutive Japanese patients who had undergone buried suture double-eyelid blepharoplasty at other clinics...
August 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Andrew A Jacono, Melanie H Malone
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 8, 2016: JAMA Facial Plastic Surgery
Jindou Jiang, Xuekun Wang, Rongrong Chen, Xueying Xia, Sai Sun, Kuikui Hu
AIM: To explore the efficacy of tear trough deformity treatment with the use of hyaluronic acid gel or autologous fat for soft tissue augmentation and fat repositioning via arcus marginalis release. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventy-eight patients with the tear trough were divided into three groups. Class I has tear trough without bulging orbital fat or excess of the lower eyelid skin. Class II is associated with mild to moderate orbital fat bulging, without excess of the lower eyelid skin...
August 2016: Postȩpy Dermatologii i Alergologii
Mehryar Ray Taban
BACKGROUND: Internal eyelid spacer graft is routinely placed during lower eyelid retraction surgery, which may be unnecessary. OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the efficacy of lower eyelid retraction surgery without internal graft in select cases. METHODS: Retrospective analysis of patients undergoing reconstructive lower eyelid retraction surgery without internal graft, by one surgeon from 2013 to 2015. Surgical technique included transconjunctival lower eyelid retractor lysis, canthoplasty, and temporary tarsorrhaphy, with or without subperiosteal midface-sub oribularis oculi fat (SOOF) lifting and scar lysis...
September 2, 2016: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
F Zhao, Y J Fu, X L Yang, J N Wu, H B Li
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the classification of obviously asymmetric palpebral fissure of single-fold eyelid and their corrective methods performed with double-fold eyelid blepharoplasty simultaneously. METHODS: Forty patients with obviously asymmetric palpebral fissure of single-fold eyelid of two eyes were admitted to Linyi People's Hospital in Shandong province from January 2010 to September 2014, asking for double-fold eyelid blepharoplasty. The preoperative difference of palpebral fissure width between two eyes reached 1...
August 20, 2016: Zhonghua Shao Shang za Zhi, Zhonghua Shaoshang Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Burns
Tanuj Nakra, Sara Modjtahedi, Ivan Vrcek, Ronald Mancini, Stan Saulny, Robert A Goldberg
This article evaluates the effect of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on eyelid margin position and brow height. This study is a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty without concurrent blepharoptosis repair or brow surgery. The medical records of the participants were retrospectively reviewed and an established image analysis software was used to quantify the upper margin reflex distance (MRD1) as well as brow height using high quality standardized clinical photographs. A total of 19 patients (38 eyelids and brows) met the inclusion criteria...
August 25, 2016: Orbit
Se-Hyung Kim
Silent sinus syndrome (SSS) is a rare clinical syndrome associated with characteristic spontaneous and gradual downward bowing of the orbital floor caused by impaired sinus ventilation. The author experienced a rare case of SSS in a 35-year-old woman patient. She was referred for evaluation of a spontaneous orbital asymmetry with right enophthalmos and hypoglobus. She underwent functional endoscopic sinus surgery to open obstructed maxillary sinus ostium and aesthetic eyelid surgery to enhance the appearance of her orbital asymmetry...
September 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Johnson C Lee, Mark A Codner
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
Sean Pack, Faisal A Quereshy, Mehmet Ali Altay, Dale A Baur
There is no secret to achieving successful results with lower belpharoplasties; as is the case with any surgical procedure, proper patient evaluation and development of a comprehensive, anatomic-based treatment plan are prerequisites for success. For situations in which a patient has little lid laxity and pseudoherniated periorbital fat, transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty is the treatment of choice. Transconjunctival lower blepharoplasty enables the surgeon to reposition fat, effectively blending the lid-cheek junction and filling the tear trough deformity...
September 2016: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Christopher Blake Smith, Peter Daniel Waite
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Michael J Will
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 2016: Atlas of the Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Clinics of North America
Er Pan, Yun-Fei Nie, Zhen-Jun Wang, Li-Xia Peng, Yan-Hong Wu, Qin Li
An accurate understanding of the anatomy of the levator palpebrae superioris aponeurosis (LPSA) is critical for successful blepharoplasty of aponeurotic ptosis. We investigated the macroscopic and microscopic anatomy of the LPSA.This prospective live gross anatomy study enrolled 200 adult Chinese patients with bilateral mild ptosis undergoing elective blepharoplasty. Full-thick eyelid tissues and sagittal sections from the eyelid skin to the conjunctiva were examined with Masson trichrome staining or antismooth muscle actin (SMA) immunohistochemistry...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Xiaogen Hu, Haihuan Ma, Zhiqiang Xue, Huijie Qi, Bo Chen, Yang Zhou, Wengang Huang
BACKGROUND: Double-eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most popular cosmetic surgeries in Asia. OBJECTIVE: To introduce a modified mini-incisional technique to form a double eyelid. METHODS: A total of 372 patients (325 women, 47 men) were involved in the study between July 2008 and August 2014. Their age ranged from 16 to 34 years, with a mean age of 24 years. All patients underwent the modified mini-incisional upper blepharoplasty. In the technique, four 2 mm incisions were made along the designed fold...
2016: Plastic Surgery
Raman Malhotra, Kimia Ziahosseini, Cornelia Poitelea, Andre Litwin, Suresh Sagili
PURPOSE: To report outcomes of a randomized trial on the role of "active" Manuka honey on eyelid surgical wound healing. METHOD: Prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was performed for patients undergoing bilateral upper blepharoplasty. Vaseline was applied 4 times a day to both sides for 6 weeks and in addition, one eyelid was randomized to receive Manuka honey twice daily. Postoperative wounds were graded by a masked observer at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months using Manchester scar scale and a modified eyelid scar grading scale...
July 13, 2016: Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
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