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 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, "What Korean Women Really Think About Plastic Surgery," 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, "Plastic Surgery Trends for 2018 Are Being Shaped by Social Media," 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, "Can I Erase My Under-Eye Bags?," 25 Feb. 2015

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First Known Use of blepharoplasty

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 5 Mar. 2021.

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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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