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Which eyelid abnormalities can be corrected with a blepharoplasty?

Blepharoplasty corrects three entities that may be isolated abnormalities or occur in combination:

  • Dermatochalasis
  • Pseudoherniation of fat
  • Orbicularis muscle hypertrophy

Papita M: The evaluation and management of lower eyelid retraction following cosmetic surgery. Plast Reconstr Surg 106:438-453, 2000.

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