New Study Confirms That Subbrow Blepharoplasty Technique Offers Good Cosmetic Outcomes in Asian Females
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In a new study conducted by Chinese Plastic Surgeons and published in the Journal of The American Society Of Plastic Surgeons
, the surgeons describe the effectiveness of a technique to revive the natural eyelid shape and alleviate periorbital wrinkles in Asian women.
This was a retrospective case study review of 66 patients undergoing modified subbrow blepharoplasty
combined with periorbital muscle manipulation. At 6 months, patients were evaluated for scarring, forehead numbness, modification of crow’s feet and glabellar frown lines and satisfaction.
Scarring was reported to be minimal. Thirteen patients (19.6%) had forehead numbness which resolved within 6 months, all had improvement in periorbital rhytids, and typical swelling was 1 to 3 months. In addition, there was a high patient satisfaction with the improvement of lateral hooding (95.4%) and brow position (90.9%).
This study was limited by its retrospective design and small sample size.
Consider subbrow blepharoplasty
with muscle manipulation for addressing aging changes in Asian patients. If performed properly, the technique can stabilize brows and improve periorbital rhytids with minimal scarring while preserving the Asian eyelid configuration.
Reference : Subbrow Blepharoplasty Combined with Periorbital Muscle Manipulation for Periorbital Rejuvenation in Asian Women, Wang, Jianzhang M.D.; Su, Yingjun M.D., Ph.D.; Zhang, Juan M.D.; Guo, Peng M.D.; Song, Baoqiang M.D., Ph.D.
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