bleph·​a·​ro·​plas·​ty ˈble-fə-rō-ˌpla-stē How to pronounce blepharoplasty (audio)
: plastic surgery on the eyelid especially to remove fatty or excess tissue

Examples of blepharoplasty in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web However, if topical treatments do not work, experts say a surgery called blepharoplasty might be best to rid of eye bags for good. Kiana Murden, Vogue, 2 Aug. 2023 She’s been very candid about having a blepharoplasty procedure to reduce her undereye bags and wishes more women were open to sharing their stories. Brian Underwood, Women's Health, 9 June 2023 How is a blepharoplasty performed? Kaitlin Clark, Allure, 13 Oct. 2022 In an upper lid blepharoplasty, for example, a surgeon targets the excess skin or fat causing hooding, crinkly skin, or puffiness. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 5 Dec. 2022 And blepharoplasty and brow lifts are two ways plastic surgeons can create a natural-looking facial rejuvenation, says Dr. Teitelbaum. Elizabeth Siegel, Allure, 5 Dec. 2022 Clinics offering blepharoplasty and other procedures proliferated in Korea in the ’60s, and by the ’90s, South Korea had become the plastic surgery capital of the world. Harper's BAZAAR, 5 Dec. 2022 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 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1842, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of blepharoplasty was in 1842

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“Blepharoplasty.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Dec. 2023.

Medical Definition


bleph·​a·​ro·​plas·​ty -ˌplas-tē How to pronounce blepharoplasty (audio)
plural blepharoplasties
: plastic surgery on an eyelid especially to remove fatty or excess tissue

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