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

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.

Tarbet KJ: Ophthalmic evaluation should be a preoperative requirement prior to blepharoplasty. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 127:723, 2001

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