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Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
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Deepening of the Superior Sulcus After Isolated Lower Transconjunctival Blepharoplasty

Schiller, Jeffrey D. M.D.*‡; Lin, Selina M.D.†; Neigel, Janet M. M.D.‡

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Abstract

Purpose: To retrospectively determine the incidence of deepening of the superior sulcus after isolated CO2 laser lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

Methods: Retrospective case review and prospective measurement of the amount of fat resected in isolated laser lower blepharoplasty in 39 patients.

Results: Significant deepening of the superior sulcus occurred in 10% of CO2 laser lower transconjunctival blepharoplasties. The amount of fat resected ranged from 0.4 to 0.9 ml per eyelid, with an average of 0.55 ml.

Conclusions: Upper eyelid changes may be an overlooked result of CO2 laser lower transconjunctival blepharoplasty.

©2004The American Society of Opthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Inc.

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