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Journal of the Korean Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery 2003;9(1):6-12.
Published online March 1, 2003.
Facial Rejuvenations in North East Asians.
Doo Byung Yang, Geun Ho Park, Jae Young Chung
Jelim Plastic Surgical Clinic, Korea. jelimps@jelimps.com
Abstract
In North East Asians, they have many anatomical characteristics different from Caucasians: thick skin, heavy subcutaneous tissue, relatively weak SMAS and platysma muscle, prominent zygoma and mandible. In addition, Caucasians have lean and narrow face, so facial flap can easily be lifted superiorly and posteriorly, but North East Asians have short and wide face, so facial flap cannot be lifted easily in a three dimensional direction especially superiorly and posteriorly. Recent facial rejuvenation has been improved to solve these problems through various combined adjuvant surgery. We performed facial rejuvenation with following surgical emphases:1. Shaving and infracture of zygomatic prominence and multistaged curved osteotomy of the prominent mandibular angle, body and symphysis 2. Earlier Skin resection before flap dissection protects the skin incision margin 3. Sufficient fat removal by facial liposuction4. Plane of dissection; suborbicularis and submalar fat pad in midface: preplatysmal layer in lower face and neck 5. Excision of lateral part of orbicularis oculi muscle for correction of crow's feet. 6. SMAS plication and platysmal sling. Based on our experiences, we offer these personal techniques for facial rejuvenation of North East Asians.
Key Words: Facial rejuvenation, North East Asians


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