Treatment of Orbicularis Oculi Muscle Hypertrophy in Lower Lid Blepharoplasty
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Treatment of orbicularis oculi muscle hypertrophy during conventional lower eyelid blepharoplasty is presented. Horizontal resection of a strip of the hypertrophic muscle is carried out, which allows flattening of the muscular bulge in an anteroposterior direction. Since no full-thickness vertical reduction is performed, this simple procedure is ``free'' from the risk of ``scleral show'' deformity, due to excessive muscle shortening, leaving a pleasant contour in the lower eyelid. The technique has been successfully employed in 27 cases of blepharoplasty, with separate skin and muscle flaps.
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