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Eyelid Surgery

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, is a surgical procedure to improve the appearance of the eyelids.

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What words should I know about eyelid surgery?

Blepharoplasty

Eyelid surgery to improve the appearance of eyelids.

Ectropion

When the lower eyelid is rolled outward; often a temporary condition after lower lid blepharoplasty.

General anesthesia

Drugs and/or gases used during an operation to relieve pain and alter consciousness.

Hematoma

A collection of blood under the skin whose pressure may impair vision.

Intravenous sedation

Sedatives administered via an intravenous line to help you relax.

Local anesthesia

A drug injected directly to the site of an incision during an operation to relieve pain.

Skin resurfacing

Treatment to improve the texture, clarity and overall appearance of your skin.

Sutures

Stitches used by surgeons to hold skin and tissue together.

Transconjunctival incision

Incision hidden inside the lower eyelid within the reddish conjunctival tissue.



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