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What are laser techniques used in blepharoplasty?

Saturday, February 27th, 2010

Various lasers have been designed for use in blepharoplasty, but the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser has gained the most popularity. Laser resurfacing of the periorbital region also can be performed by a variety of lasers. Reference: Biesman BS: Lasers play a useful role in periorbital incisional surgery. Derm Surg 26:883-886, 2000.

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What must the surgeon consider in the preoperative evaluation of a blepharoplasty candidate?

Thursday, February 25th, 2010

The surgeon must evaluate the particular aesthetic problem(s) and work with the patient to decide which features are undesirable and how they can be corrected. This evaluation must determine whether a component of true ptosis is present. Other elements that should be evaluated include the skin, eyelid laxity, internal structures, and ocular surface. Reference: Tarbet […]

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