Facial plast Surg 2013; 29(01): 016-021
DOI: 10.1055/s-0033-1333833
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Upper Lid Blepharoplasty

Joshua D. Weissman1, Sam P. Most1
  • 1Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California
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20 February 2013 (online)


Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed aesthetic procedures in the realm of aging face surgery. Although not prohibitively challenging from a technical perspective, upper blepharoplasty remains a surgical procedure that requires comprehensive knowledge of intricate eyelid anatomy. In addition, the surgeon must pay attention to adjacent areas, notably the brow, which may also need to be addressed to achieve optimal results. These features, along with changes associated with aging and important aspects of the clinical evaluation are reviewed herein. A thorough history and physical exam are required, along with a frank discussion of the patient's expectation and the surgeon's ability to address them. The authors' approach to preoperative marking and surgical procedure are included, along with discussion of variations in technique. Complications that may be seen after upper blepharoplasty are also discussed.