bleph·​a·​ro·​plas·​ty | \ ˈble-fə-rō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce blepharoplasty (audio) \

Definition of blepharoplasty

: plastic surgery on the eyelid especially to remove fatty or excess tissue

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Recent Examples on the Web For patients with moderate to severe skin laxity, a blepharoplasty is a more effective option while those with dark circles or pigment issues are better treated with laser resurfacing. Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 17 Feb. 2022 Whether aesthetic or corrective, a blepharoplasty reconstructs the eyelids. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 For a lower blepharoplasty, there are two types: fat removal and skin removal. Adam Hurly, Robb Report, 20 Dec. 2021 Asian blepharoplasty, or double eyelid surgery, is another major beauty trend that dates back to the 19th century and is especially popular in East Asian countries like Taiwan and Mongolia. Shanon Maglente, Good Housekeeping, 14 Apr. 2021 For prices that range from a few hundred to a few thousand dollars, Afghans can get a rhinoplasty (a nose job), a blepharoplasty (tautening the skin around the eyes), hair implants or liposuction. The Economist, 13 Mar. 2021 The procedure is a type of blepharoplasty (fancy word for eyelid surgery) that aims to create a visible crease at the eye socket. Harper's Bazaar Staff, Harper's BAZAAR, 1 May 2018 Advantages to this procedure are less prominent undereye circles achieved without surgery, but the results typically last approximately one year, which is much less long-lived than a surgical option like lower blepharoplasty. Macaela Mackenzie, Allure, 30 Jan. 2018 During a lower-eyelid blepharoplasty, your doctor can remove the fat that's swelling any of the three compartments under the eyes. Liz Krieger, Harper's BAZAAR, 25 Feb. 2015 See More

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First Known Use of blepharoplasty

1842, in the meaning defined above

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bleph·​a·​ro·​plas·​ty | \ -ˌplas-tē How to pronounce blepharoplasty (audio) \
plural blepharoplasties

Medical Definition of blepharoplasty

: plastic surgery on an eyelid especially to remove fatty or excess tissue

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