Trending Review Of Dermatological Surgery, Blepharoplasty, And The Australian Society Of Plastic Surgeons

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Trending in dermatological surgery, blepharoplasty has seen an uprise in popularity of treatments. In 2011, the USA alone saw more than 147,000 procedures performed, making it the 4th most common surgical operation, and ranking the most popular sought after surgery in Asia. It is most commonly obtained for aesthetic purposes and obtaining a more youthful appearance (Okamoto, 2012; Motaparthi, 2010). Blepharoplasty is defined as surgically reconstructing or repairing either the upper eyelid, lower lid or both, mainly focusing on removal of excess fatty tissues and skin (“Blepharoplasty”,2014; The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014). Specific indications for upper blepharoplasty procedures, the anatomical structures affected,…show more content…
These conditions tend to give the unwanted appearance of premature aging, sadness, tiredness and undesired ethnic congenital features, especially in Asian races (The Australian Society of Plastic Surgeons, 2014;Hink, 2013; Motaparthi, 2010; Cosmetic Surgery Partners UK, 2014). Ptosis or Blepharoptosis, affecting the upper eye lid region causes droopiness which can be known to obstruct visual co-ordinance and surrounding visual fields and cause impairment as well as cosmetically appealing. Hereditary factors, disease and paralysis, and muscle weakness and loss of elasticity (general aging) are the main causes of the abnormal relaxation of the upper eyelid (Ptosis, n.d; “Blepharoptosis”, 2014, Hink, 2013). Blepharophimosis, more common in Asian ethnicity is the abnormal narrowness of palpebral fissures, the opening of the eyes, causing displacement and flatness across the bridge and medial sections between the eyes, having an inflamed appearance (“Defenition of Blepharophimosis”, 2012; “Blepharophimosis”, n.d). Degeneration of intracellular tissue can cause relaxation and skin to sag, fold and conceal the eye region, known as blepharochalasis, more prominent and a natural occurrence in aging skin (“Blepharochalasis” n.d). Both these conditions cause a decrease in the
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