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“Asian Blepharoplasty (Double Eyelid Surgery) is a highly specific form of upper blepharoplasty, adapted to each individual’s findings and demands the highest level of understanding, a focused mind and hand dexterity to achieve the proper result.”

Excerpt from 3rd edition of “Asian Blepharoplasty & the Eyelid Crease” textbook (WP Chen)


Asian Blepharoplasty and the Eyelid Crease translated in Chinese Published 2020, translated by Beijing University Medical Press 北京大学医學出版社翻譯 (available only in China).
Asian Blepharoplasty and the Eyelid Crease Currently available (English only).
Color Atlas of Cosmetic Oculofacial Surgery Currently available.

Published Papers on Double Eyelid Surgery

  • Chen WPD: "Depth of Upper Lid Crease Construction in Asian Blepharoplasty". Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2022;10:e4427; doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000004427; Published online 29 July 2022.
  • Chen WPD: "The Eyelid Crease Height, Depth, and Shape: A Scoring System for Revisional Asian Blepharoplasty". Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2020; 8:e2802; doi: 10.1097/ GOX.0000000000002802; Published online 29 May 2020 (10 pages Original article, under Cosmetic Section of PRS Global Open).
  • Chen WPD: “Techniques, Principles & Benchmarks in Asian Blepharoplasty.” Plast Reconstr Surg Glob Open 2019; 7:e2271; doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002271; Published online 23 May 2019. (11 pages Original article with 4 videos, under COSMETIC SECTION of PRS Global Open.)
  • “Face the Case—Repairing a Large Eyelid Defect” Expert: Dr.William Chen; Video Author: Kate Boehm, MD. PRS Global Open (April 3, 2019)
  • Video PRS Global Open: Revisional Asian Blepharoplasty—Bevelled Approach and Resetting of Eyelid Lamellas. (4 mins) (Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery – Global Open: August 7, 2018 - Volume 6( Issue 8); e1785. doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000001785)
  • Video PRS Global Open: Primary Double Eyelid Surgery—Trapezoidal Debulking of Upper Eyelid Tissues. (Plast Reconstr.Surg-Global Open: May 2018-Volume 6-Issue 5-e1780. doi:10.1097/GOX.0000000000001780) 5:44 mins.
  • JAMA Facial Plast Surg. 2018 May 1;20(3):249-250. doi: 10.1001/jamafacial.2017.1793. Asian Upper Blepharoplasty. Chen WPD1,2.
  • WPD Chen (Senior Author), in Chapter 26: Asian Blepharoplasty, with Jeff Janis MD, in “Essentials of Aesthetic Surgery”(Textbook) 2018.
  • “Visual, Physiological, and Aesthetic Factors and Pitfalls in Asian Blepharoplasty.” ( WPD Chen) Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Accepted for Publication; Oxford University Press (2016).
  • “Upper Eyelid Crease Malposition, Correction and Treatment”. Chapter in “Problems in Oculoplastic Surgery: A Repair Manual” (Foad Nahai, 2018)
  • Chapter 10 on Asian Blepharoplasty: in Eyelid and Periocular Surgery, Second Edition (by Mark Codner and Clinton McCord MD, 2016)
  • “Asian Blepharoplasty” Chapter in Master Techniques in Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery: Wayne F.Larrabee MD (Editors: James Ridgeway, Eugene Myers. Lippencott Williams & Wilkins)
  • “What are my recommendations regarding Asian Blepharoplasty”: a chapter in Curbside Consultations in Oculoplastics: 49 Clinical Questions. Second Edition (Editors: Robert Kersten, Timothy McCulley. 2015 SLACK)
  • WPD Chen: Book review in Aesth Surgery Journal: on “Clinics of Plastic Surgery (Jan.2015)”: Lower Lid and Midface: Multispecialty Approach. (Editors: Babak Azizzadeh, Guy Massry) 2015, Aesth Surg Journal.
  • S Chang, WPD Chen, IC Cho,TJ Ahn: “Comprehensive Review of Asian Cosmetic Upper Eyelid Oculoplastic Surgery: Asian Blepharoplasty and the Like”. Arch Aesthetic Plast Surg 2014; 20(3):129-139.
  • Chen WPD: Beveled Approach for Revisional Surgery in Asian Blepharoplasty. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.120(2):545-552, August 2007.
  • Chen WPD: The Concept of a Glide Zone as It Relates to Upper Lid Crease, Lid Fold, and Application in Upper Blepharoplasty. Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery.119(1):379-386, January 2007.
  • "Aesthetic Eyelid Surgery in Asians: An East-West View.” Hong Kong Journal of Ophthalmology. Vol.3, No.1. Pages 27-31. 2000
  • Concept of Triangular,Trapezoidal,and Rectangular Debulking of Eyelid Tissues: Application in Asian Blepharoplasty. Plast.Reconstr.Surgery. Vol.97,No.1:212-218, Jan. 1996.
  • Asian Blepharoplasty--Update on Anatomy and Technique. J. Ophthal. Plast. and Reconstr. Surg; Vol.3 (3):135-140,1987.
  • A Comparision of Caucasian and Asian Blepharoplasty. Ophthalmic Practice, Vol.9 (5): 216-222,1991.

Books to which Dr.Chen has contributed chapters on Asian Blepharoplasty / double eyelid surgery techniques:

  • "Asian Blepharoplasty", chapter in "The Art of Aesthetic Surgery: Principles and Techniques"(Second Edition), Edited by Foad Nahai, Quality Medical Publishing, Inc. ( 2011)
  • "Asian Blepharoplasty:The Essential Steps", chapter in "Manual of Oculoplastic Surgery"(Fourth Edition). Editor: Levine MR; SLACK Publishing, 2010
  • "Preoperative Preparation and Anesthesia", Chapter 8 in Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery: Hartstien, Massry and Holds; Springer-Verlag, New York, 2009
  • "Preoperative Patient Counseling for Cosmetic Blepharoplasty", Chapter 3 in Pearls and Pitfalls in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery: Hartstien, Massry and Holds; Springer-Verlag, New York, 2009
  • "Upper Blepharoplasty in the Asian Patient",Chapter 9, Pages 105-114, in Putterman's Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, Fourth Edition. (Editor: Fagien S) Saunders/Elsevier. 2008
  • "Asian Blepharoplasty", Chapter 10, in textbook of "Eyelid and Periorbital Surgery", in pages 317-330, Editors: McCord CD and Codner MA. Quality Medical Publishing,Inc. 2008
  • Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty in the Asian Patient. Chapter 11, in Cosmetic Oculoplastic Surgery, pages 101-111, Third Edition, 2000. By Putterman AM; W.B. Saunders.
  • Expert Commentary, for "Blepharoplasty and Blepharoptosis Surgery in Asians", Chapter 3, Pages 68-71. In “Unfavorable Results of Eyelid and Lacrimal Surgery," (Editor Mauriello J), Butterworth-Heinemann, 2000.
  • Insights from a Series of Asian Blepharoplasty. Presented at the annual Scientific Symposium of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Atlanta Georgia, 1990.

Double Eyelid Surgery Instruction Courses given Nationally

  • "Asian Blepharoplasty—State of the Art"-- Instruction Course to other Ophthalmologists at the Annual Meetings of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: 2006, 2008, 2009, 2012, 2014
  • "Asian Blepharoplasty - Anatomy and Technique"-- Instruction Course to other Ophthalmologists,at the American Academy of Ophthalmology Annual Meetings:1988, 1989, 1990; 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, and 2005.

Examiner's Post

  • Examiner,Oral Examination for Fellowship Program, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--1989,90,91,92.
  • Head Examiner-in-Charge, Oral Examination for Fellowship Program, American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery--1993,94.

Invited Speaker and Visiting Professorship

Feb 2019 and 2012 - Invited Featured Speaker and Honorary Visiting Professor, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.

  • “23rd & 16th Advanced Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Workshop”.
  • Featured Lecture: “Asian Blepharoplasty”, & Oculoplastic lectures on Upper and Lower eyelids, Reconstruction of Eyelid Defects, Lacrimal surgery, Ectropion and Entropion repair.

Invited Faculty, 2018 MEVOS International Congress of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine, Wuhan, China; May 2018

Invited Faculty, 2016 MEVOS International Congress of Aesthetic Surgery and Medicine, Dalian, China; June 2016

2016 - Invited Speaker, ASOPRS, Spring Meeting: Asian Blepharoplasty and Epicanthoplasty

Feb 2005 - Visiting Professorship: Tung Wah Hospital Group, Hong Kong

  • Sponsored by the Tung Wah Hospital Group, Hong Kong: Open Lecture On “Asian Eyelid Surgery: My Personal Views” (double eyelid crease procedure: primary and reoperations.)
  • Given to the Hong Kong College of Ophthalmology, Hong Kong Ophthalmological Society, and Hong Kong College of Plastic Surgery and Plastic Surgery Board.

Apr 2003 - Visiting Professorship: Yongsei University Medical School, Seoul, South Korea

  • Sponsored as Invited Featured Speaker for the “First International Symposium on Aesthetic Surgery for Asians” 2003 Seoul, Korea.
  • Sponsored by Yonsei University Medical School, the Korean Aesthetic Surgery Society and the Korean Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery Society; April 2003, Seoul, Korea.
  • Specialized course on how to do double eyelid procedure via Asian Blepharoplasty.
  • "Asian Blepharoplasty - Trapezoidal Debulking of Pre-aponeurotic Platform", and "Reoperative Surgery for Asian Blepharoplasty Patients"

Reviewer for Journals

Aesthetic Surgery Journal

American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

Journal of American Association of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus