A Six-Year Review of the Latest Oculoplastic Surgical Development
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AbstractPurpose: The aim of this study was to summarize the literature from 2012 to 2018 on 4 common cosmetic periocular operative procedures including epicanthoplasty, lateral canthoplasty, and upper and lower blepharoplasty.

Design: Systematic review of epicanthoplasty, lateral canthoplasty, upper and lower blepharoplasty in the period of 6 years.

Methods: A systematic MEDLINE search by 2 independent reviewers was performed on PubMed using the search terms (blepharoplasty) OR double eyelid) OR lateral canthopexy) OR fat repositioning) OR epicanthoplasty) OR love band) AND (From January 2012 to January 2018).

Results: After screening 1456 abstracts from search results, 1377 were eliminated due to irrelevant content. Full text of the remaining 79 articles and relevant cross-references were reviewed and summarized. Studies on cosmetic epicanthoplasty reported Z-plasty or modifications (n=8), advancement flap (n=4) or skin redraping procedures (n=1), removal or release of the orbicularis muscle (n = 14), with (n = 6) or without (n= 11) tightening medial canthal tendon. In lateral canthoplasty, approaches to preserve continuity of eyelid margin prevent lateral canthal deformity with inconspicuous incision via gray line (n = 2) or upper eyelid (n = 2) were described. Techniques of upper blepharoplasties described included open incision method (n = 9) with (n = 5) or without (n = 3) orbicularis resection, subbrow approach (n = 1), nonincisional suture blepharoplasty (n = 2), or partial incision blepharoplasty (n = 1). For lower blepharoplasties, techniques described included blepharoplasty with fat transposition (n = 7), transconjunctival blepharoplasty (n = 3), transcutaneous blepharoplasty and canthopexy (n = 1) or orbicularis flap (n = 2), minimally invasive or laser-assisted blepharoplasty (n = 2).

Conclusions: The recent trend of periocular surgical rejuvenation focuses on preserving soft tissue volume, avoiding skin or use hidden incision, taking the eyebrow and midface position into account, and measures to minimize iatrogenic eyelid malposition.
All Author(s) ListChin JKY, Yip W, Young A, Chong KKL
Journal nameAsia-Pacific Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume Number9
Issue Number5
PublisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins
Pages461 - 469
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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