Upper Eyelid Blepharoplasty

  • Geoffrey J. GladstoneEmail author


Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a common procedure for aesthetic and functional treatment of excess eyelid skin, or dermatochalasis. A patient with this condition frequently has a combination of cosmetic and functional complaints. The initial evaluation should include the details of the patient’s particular concerns. A handheld mirror is useful to help patients point out eyelid features that are bothersome to them. A complete medical and ophthalmic history, including the use of topical and systemic medications and drug sensitivities, is documented. Specifically ask the patient about aspirin and anticoagulant use. Additional historical questions should focus on dry eye symptoms, eyelid irritation or edema, and visual obscuration.

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Upper eyelid blepharoplasty (MP4 295768 kb)

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Eyelid crease elevation (MP4 404824 kb)

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© Springer International Publishing AG 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Consultants in Ophthalmic and Facial Plastic SurgeryPC, SouthfieldUSA
  2. 2.Oakland University William Beaumont School of MedicineRoyal OakUSA
  3. 3.Wayne State University School of MedicineDetroitUSA

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