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Arch Facial Plast Surg. 2011 Sep-Oct;13(5):327-31. doi: 10.1001/archfacial.2011.53.

Extended infrabrow excision blepharoplasty for dermatochalasis in asians.

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Department of Plastic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Chuo-ku, Kobe, Japan. ichise@med.kobe-u.ac.jp

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

To describe extended infrabrow excision blepharoplasty (IBEB), whereby skin excision is extended to a substantial part of intrabrow skin and the intrabrow incision is made perpendicular to the hair shaft.

METHODS:

A total of 194 Asian patients with moderate to severe dermatochalasis underwent extended IBEB. The mean width of excised skin at its widest was 12.8 mm (range, 6-22 mm).

RESULTS:

Extended IBEB significantly reduced eyelid laxity but produced a natural-looking eyelid because it did not damage the eyelid framework. With application of eyebrow makeup by women, routine social activity was resumed soon after surgery. Infrabrow scarring became inconspicuous in patients with thick eyebrows after regrowth.

CONCLUSIONS:

Extended IBEB is recommended for middle-aged and older Asian women with moderate to severe dermatochalasis. With precise incision and fine suturing, regrowth alleviates eyebrow reduction and scarring among Asians who do not use makeup (male patients and young female patients).

PMID:
21931087
DOI:
10.1001/archfacial.2011.53
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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