Eyelid: Blepharoplasty, upper lid

Andrew Rong, Benjamin Erickson, Wendy Lee

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Dermatochalasis, or the excess of skin of the upper eyelid, may cause obstruction of the visual axis or patient dissatisfaction with cosmesis. Prominence of the nasal orbital fat compartment and/or the pre-aponeurotic fat pad often accompanies these age-related cutaneous changes. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty may be performed to either improve the superior visual field or for cosmesis. Patients should be educated about the risks of the procedure, including alternatives. It is important to recognize when blepharoplasty alone is sufficient to address the patient's complaints and when it is necessary to perform adjunctive procedures such as eyelid and brow ptosis repair to optimize surgical outcomes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Ophthalmology
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319454955
ISBN (Print)9783319454948
StatePublished - Apr 24 2017


  • Blepharoplasty
  • Dermatochalasis
  • Fat prolapse
  • Superior visual field
  • Upper eyelid

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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