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Eyelid and Periorbital Aesthetic Surgery

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The eyelids and periorbital area are important aesthetic facial subunits as well as sensitive projectors of facial aging. Brow ptosis, eyelid ptosis, dermatochalasis, fat herniation or protrusion, tumors and trauma can critically alter the anatomical relationships in this region. Aging may also convey an inaccurate message of tiredness, anger, or sadness, diminishing the overall aesthetic appearance of the face.

This chapter describes the relevant eyelid and periorbital anatomy, techniques, and potential complications resulting from cosmetic surgical procedures performed in this area.

Keywords

  • Orbicularis Muscle
  • Inferior Oblique Muscle
  • Orbital Septum
  • Tarsal Plate
  • Transconjunctival Approach

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Abbreviations

MRD:

Margin reflex distance

ROOF:

Retro-orbicularis oculi fat

SOOF:

Suborbicularis oculi fat

SMAS:

Superficial muscular aponeurosis system

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Morrison, C.M., Langevin, CJ., Zins, J.E. (2010). Eyelid and Periorbital Aesthetic Surgery. In: Siemionow, M.Z., Eisenmann-Klein, M. (eds) Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Springer Specialist Surgery Series. Springer, London. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-84882-513-0_22

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