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, discussions of inflammation and the wound healing process, possible risk factors and, complications and changes altered in the surgery procedure to better achieve favourable results, will be explored and clarified throughout the essay.

Upper Blepharoplasty, firstly known discussed in 1478, specifically will alter, for an aim in bettering the appearance, the upper eyelid area. Favourably performed for aesthetic purposes most popular amongst Asian races and recently seen popular in men, also has beneficial medical outcomes for relieving visual spatial impairment and improving quality of vision (Hink, 2013; American Academy of Ophthalmology; 2011). The most common indications aesthetically for upper blepharoplasty surgery is to alleviate the…

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