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Correction of Primary Multiple Upper Eyelid Folds by Three Mini-Incision Upper Blepharoplasty and Simultaneous Orbital Fat Pad Repositioning in East Asians

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This study aims to assess the feasibility and efficacy of a three mini-incision upper blepharoplasty combined with simultaneous orbital fat pad repositioning for correcting primary multiple upper eyelid folds in East Asians.


A retrospective analysis of 75 patients who underwent three mini-incision double-eyelid blepharoplasty in conjunction with orbital fat pad repositioning for the correction of multiple upper eyelid folds between January 2018 and January 2022 was conducted. During the surgery, the lateral extension of the central upper eyelid fat mass was anchored medially to the upper medial eyelid via three small skin incisions. Postoperative follow-up was carried out to evaluate the improvement in multiple upper eyelid folds, and patient satisfaction was measured.


The follow-up period ranged from 6 to 36 months, with an average of 12 months. Post-surgery, the multiple fold lines were completely resolved in 71 patients (95%), while relapse occurred in 4 patients (5%). The overall satisfaction rate was 88%.


The three mini-incision double-eyelid blepharoplasty combined with simultaneous orbital fat repositioning is an effective method for correcting primary multiple upper eyelid folds. This technique presents a novel alternative for patients with primary multiple eyelid folds, particularly those who are hesitant to undergo a full-incision double-eyelid procedure.

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Han, X., Ma, T., Zhang, J. et al. Correction of Primary Multiple Upper Eyelid Folds by Three Mini-Incision Upper Blepharoplasty and Simultaneous Orbital Fat Pad Repositioning in East Asians. Aesth Plast Surg (2023).

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