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How is transconjunctival blepharoplasty performed?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
In transconjunctival blepharoplasty (lower eyelid surgery), instead of a skin incision, the cut is made inside the lower eyelid, usually with an electrocautery. A portion of the fat pads is removed. No visible scars and possibly a lower chance of lid pull-down are the advantages, but wrinkles and sags aren't helped. In my experience, this procedure is useful only for young patients with bulging fat and no extra skin.
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