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August 1981

Extended Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Author Affiliations

From the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center, Dean A. McGee Eye Institute, and Veterans Administration Medical Center, Oklahoma City.

Arch Ophthalmol. 1981;99(8):1402-1405. doi:10.1001/archopht.1981.03930020276015

• The extended lower eyelid blepharoplasty involves the use of a large myocutaneous flap dissection well down over the zygoma. This has been found useful in eliminating large edematous bags over the cheek. It also is useful in lower eyelid blepharoplasty in selected cases of thyroid disease, orbital reconstruction, facial trauma, and certain other reconstructive procedures. This procedure was used on 43 eyelids in 24 patients.

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