Facial plast Surg 2010; 26(3): 177-185
DOI: 10.1055/s-0030-1254327
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Anatomy for Blepharoplasty and Brow-lift

James M. Ridgway1 , Wayne F. Larrabee1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington
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Publication Date:
03 June 2010 (online)


The eyelids and eyebrows provide communicative, emotional, and protective functions through a complex interplay of muscles, tendons, and other local soft tissues. A surgical intervention involving these regions are renowned for their deceptive simplicity and notable complications. With these challenges in mind, this article provides the reader with a detailed and systematic review of the eyelid and brow anatomy.