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    By Tammy H. Osaki, MD
    5th Annual Global Video Contest
    02:32
    Blepharoplasty, Nystagmus , Oculoplastics/Orbit

    Asian patients usually present with significant lateral hooding. Furthermore, the skin thickness difference from the ciliary margin towards the infrabrow area is higher in the Asian eyelid. Because of this, if a great amount of skin is removed from the eyelid area, and thin skin is sutured to thicker skin during a classic blepharoplasty, there will be a persistent edema aspect. This video shows a combined technique used to address lateral hooding and severe dermatochalasis in Asian patients, in order to avoid prolonged scar and persistent edema aspect.