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Refinements in Upper Blepharoplasty: The Five-Step Technique

Rohrich, Rod J. M.D.; Villanueva, Nathaniel L. M.D.; Afrooz, Paul N. M.D.

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: May 2018 - Volume 141 - Issue 5 - p 1144-1146
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000004439
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Summary: Periorbital tissues are a keystone in facial beauty and a representation of youth. The aesthetically pleasing and youthful upper eyelids are full, with a defined tarsal upper lid crease and with smooth, taut pretarsal and preseptal skin. The upper blepharoplasty is a critical component of any facial rejuvenation procedure. This five-step procedure provides key steps in the correction of upper lid age-related changes and provides a reliable and reproducible method of achieving excellent results. Furthermore, the addition of fractionated fat restores volume and youthfulness of the upper lid, and also improves the skin quality of the upper lid.

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Dallas, Texas

From the Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute; and the Department of Plastic Surgery, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

Received for publication February 14, 2017; accepted August 7, 2017.

Disclosure:Dr. Rohrich is a volunteer member of the Allergan Alliance for the Future of Aesthetics and receives instrument royalties from Eriem Surgical, Inc., and book royalties from Taylor and Francis Publishing. No funding was received for this article.

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Rod J. Rohrich, M.D., Dallas Plastic Surgery Institute, 9101 North Central Expressway, Suite 600, Dallas, Texas 75231, rod.rohrich@dpsi.org Twitter: @DrRodRohrich, Instagram: @Rod.Rohrich

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