Semin Plast Surg 2009; 23(1): 040-047
DOI: 10.1055/s-0028-1110100
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The Asian Face Lift

Léonard Bergeron1 , Yu-Ray Chen1
  • 1Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Craniofacial Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan
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Publication Date:
09 February 2009 (online)


The face-lift procedure (rhytidectomy) is increasingly popular in Asia. There is extensive literature on different techniques in Western patients. Cultural and anthropomorphologic differences between Asian and Caucasians require the adaptation of current techniques to obtain a satisfactory outcome for both the patient and the surgeon. This article therefore attempts to define important differences between Asians and Caucasians in terms of signs of facial aging, perception of beauty, and surgical goals. Our face-lift technique, a modified deep-plane face lift for Asians, is detailed and cases are presented.


Yu-Ray Chen, M.D. 

Chang Gung Craniofacial Center, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

5, Fu-Hsin Street, Guei-Shan, 333, Taiwan