In this presentation, Dr Chiang focuses his attention on the eyes, perhaps the most striking of all the facial features. He discusses how trends and desired features have changed throughout history and how the modern western appearance has influenced a staggering increase in blepharoplasty surgery in China today, where those under 30 make up 40% of all patients.
43% of Chinese people have a single eyelid or monolid, which is some 600,000,000 people. As the single lid can give the appearance of being tried or lazy, the desire for corrective upper blepharoplasty surgery, to create a double fold to give a larger, brighter and more refreshed appearance, has grown.
Dr Chiang discusses the various techniques to create the double lid and create the parallel, open tail, lunar or occidental shaped eye. He shows excellent examples of the pre- and post-op appearance, the intricate details and minor corrections that can influence these changes and discusses whether to use the Full, Small or Buried surgical technique to achieve the desired result. A fascinating presentation that should inspire all surgeons with an interest in oculoplastic surgery.