Algorithmic approach to lower lid blepharoplasty

Ryanm Collar, Sofia Lyford-Pike, Patrick Byrne

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Abstract

The debate continues around transconjunctival versus transcutaneous approaches. Despite the perceived safety of the former, many experienced surgeons continue to advocate the latter. This review aims to present a balanced view of each approach. It will first address the anatomic basis of lower lid aging and then organize recent literature and associated discussion into the transconjunctival and transcutaneous approaches. The integrated algorithm employed by the senior author will be presented. Finally this review will describe less mainstream suture techniques for lower lid rejuvenation and lower lid blepharoplasty complications with a focus upon lower lid malposition.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)32-39
Number of pages8
JournalFacial Plastic Surgery
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2013

Keywords

  • lid anchoring
  • lower lid blepharoplasty
  • skin-muscle flap
  • subciliary approach
  • transconjunctival approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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