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When would a blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) be needed?

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Dr. Otto Placik
33 years experience in Plastic Surgery
Elective surgery: A blephariplasty is in elective in most instances meaning that it is never required but desired. In rare circumstances, the skin may protrude over the eyelashes with advances dermatochalasis and cause obstruction of vision in which case a blephariplasty may help to improve vision. Another state is when the eyelid muscles are weak/lax/lengthened: blepharoptosis & lead to the eyelid covering the eye.
Answered on Mar 26, 2013

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