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Tear trough ligament reset as a new method for tear trough deformity and dark circles correction

  • Mandi Zhou
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    Department of Medical Cosmetology, The First Clinical Medical College of China Three Gorges University, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Institute of Medical Cosmetology, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443003, China
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  • Lei Cui
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    Corresponding authors at: No. 183, Yiling Avenue, Yichang City, Hubei Province, China (L. Cui). No. 8 University Road, Yichang City, Hubei Province, China (J. Ran).
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    Department of Medical Cosmetology, The First Clinical Medical College of China Three Gorges University, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Institute of Medical Cosmetology, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443003, China
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  • Shuai Jin
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    Department of Medical Cosmetology, The First Clinical Medical College of China Three Gorges University, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Institute of Medical Cosmetology, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443003, China
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  • Lannan Chen
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    Department of Medical Cosmetology, The First Clinical Medical College of China Three Gorges University, Yichang Central People’s Hospital, Institute of Medical Cosmetology, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443003, China
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  • Jiabing Ran
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    Corresponding authors at: No. 183, Yiling Avenue, Yichang City, Hubei Province, China (L. Cui). No. 8 University Road, Yichang City, Hubei Province, China (J. Ran).
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    College of Biological & Pharmaceutical Sciences, China Three Gorges University, Yichang 443002, China
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Published:November 17, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2022.11.254

      Abstract

      Tear trough deformities and dark circles are important parts of periorbital aging. In this study, the tear trough ligament was reset to correct the tear trough deformity, and its effect on dark circles was analysed. The medical records of 60 patients who underwent eye bag plastic surgery between January 2021 and February 2022 were analysed (30 had traditional eye bag plastic surgery and 30 had the tear trough ligament reset). The tear trough deformity score and the dark circle score showed that the corrective effect on the tear trough deformity in the reset group was better than in the traditional surgery group at six-month follow up (mean (SD) tear trough rating scale (TTRS) score = 4.82 (0.95) vs 5.92 (1.00), p < 0.0001; L* value 55.27 (2.90) vs 47.51 (3.00), p < 0.0001). The satisfaction of patients in the reset group was significantly higher than it was in the traditional surgery group (25/30 vs 18/30, p = 0.045). Tear trough ligament reset is a safe and effective surgical method of periorbital rejuvenation, especially for beauty seekers with obvious tear trough deformities.

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