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What are festoons?

Arthur W. Perry, MD
Plastic Surgery
Although they sound like something that might float along a canal in Venice, festoons actually are the secondary bags of skin just below the actual eyelids. They present a real problem in blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery). None of the dozens of techniques that purportedly fix them really work. Surgeons have suctioned, lasered, lifted, and excised festoons.
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