Facial plast Surg 2006; 22(2): 97-104
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-947715
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Rejuvenation of the Aging Eyelid

Adam T. Ross1 , Jeffrey G. Neal1
  • 1Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
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Publication Date:
18 July 2006 (online)

ABSTRACT

Rejuvenation of the aging eyelid subunit provides a youthful appearance to one of the focal points of the face. As the age of our population increases, these procedures are likely to become increasingly more common. Accurate preoperative examination, assessment, and counseling are imperative to achieve an excellent result. As well, careful selection from the spectrum of available techniques, combined with meticulous surgical precision, will assist the surgeon in rejuvenating the individual patient. Although no one ideal surgical procedure exists, many safe and effective strategies have been developed as we have learned more about the effects of aging. This article aims to provide a history of techniques used in eyelid rejuvenation, as well as an overview of the evaluation process.