Blepharoplasty Research Paper

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Eyelid lift surgery, technically called blepharoplasty, is a cosmetic procedure where sagging eyelids are modified so they no longer sag. Caused by aging, or the accumulation of fat in the eyelids making them heavy and droopy, this type of eyelid surgery is becoming a little more common as people look for ways to improve their appearance. There are medical reasons to get eyelid lift surgery as well, in order to keep eye and eyelid irritation down, so it should not be considered only a cosmetic surgery but in either case, the result is tighter, more youthful-looking eyelids that no longer roll, sag or cause any kind of discomfort. Blepharoplasty - Is It For You? The two main reasons why people get eyelid lift surgery are because they either…show more content…
This procedure can be done in a number of ways including transconjunctival blepharoplasty, where an incision is made on the interior of the eyelid and excess tissue and fat is removed, leaving no external, visible scar. Lower lid lift is also done via incision just below the lash line so excess skin can be removed as well. Upper blepharoplasty is done to correct heavy, drooping eyelids and involves incisions made in the eyelid crease in order to remove excess skin, and the removal of fat and extra tissue in the lids. Occasionally a brow lift will be done in conjunction with eyelid surgery as well, especially if the brow is adding to the amount of droop occurring with the upper eyelids. Laser blepharoplasty is the lower lid procedure done with a surgical laser instead of an actual scalpel. While there are many surgeons who prefer one or the other, currently there does not seem to be much of a difference in the end result, suggesting that there are no real benefits to having eyelid surgery done by laser if it is going to end up costing more, too. Most types of blepharoplasty are usually done as outpatient procedures in hospitals or other surgical facilities, and are done either with sedation and local anesthetic, or under general

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