Laser blepharoplasty for making double eyelids in Asians

D. H. Kang, S. H. Koo, J. H. Choi, Seung Ha Park

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The double-eyelid operation is a cosmetic procedure performed primarily on Asians who have no supratarsal folds. The goal in Oriental blepharoplasty is to ensure a stable double-eyelid fold with predictable and long-lasting results. Candidates for this procedure desire attractive eyelids with a natural-looking fold. Today, the CO2 laser is used as a surgical tool by plastic surgeons, and its use in cosmetic surgery has recently been expanded to blepharoplasties. We used the high-power CO2 laser (UltraPulse; Coherent, Santa Clara, Calif.) in the double-eyelid operation. Between September of 1995 and September of 1999, a total of 241 patients underwent laser double-eyelid operations at Korea University Medical Center and Dr. Choi's Aesthetic Clinic, with an average follow-up of 18 months. By using the CO2 laser, we could create a stable double-eyelid fold with long-lasting results. The rate of fold release was 2 percent, which was less than the rate using the conventional scalpel incision method. The CO2 laser contributed to a reduction in pain or discomfort after the operation; therefore, patient comfort and early recovery could be enhanced after double-eyelid surgery. In the healing of the incision line, it showed mild redness for 3 weeks, but long-term follow-up showed the scar produced by the laser appeared to be equal in quality compared with the conventional method. Laser blepharoplasty is a useful and effective method to create a stable and attractive double eyelid for Asian patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1884-1889
Number of pages6
JournalPlastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Volume107
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Jul 7

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Blepharoplasty
Eyelids
Lasers
Gas Lasers
Plastic Surgery
Korea
Esthetics
Cosmetics
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Laser blepharoplasty for making double eyelids in Asians. / Kang, D. H.; Koo, S. H.; Choi, J. H.; Park, Seung Ha.

In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Vol. 107, No. 7, 07.07.2001, p. 1884-1889.

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Kang, DH, Koo, SH, Choi, JH & Park, SH 2001, 'Laser blepharoplasty for making double eyelids in Asians', Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, vol. 107, no. 7, pp. 1884-1889.
Kang, D. H. ; Koo, S. H. ; Choi, J. H. ; Park, Seung Ha. / Laser blepharoplasty for making double eyelids in Asians. In: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. 2001 ; Vol. 107, No. 7. pp. 1884-1889.
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