Midface lifting for the repair of lower lid retraction

Morris E. Hartstein*

*Corresponding author for this work

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The goal of lower lid blepharoplasty is to restore the youthful appearance of the lower eyelids. However, a failure to appreciate anatomic findings preoperatively, and/or a failure to address these findings at the time of lower eyelid surgery, may put the patient at risk for developing lower lid retraction. Lid retraction can be a devastating complication for both the patient and the physician. Thus, it is important to recognize the contributing factors to this condition and to appreciate the detailed surgical approach to enable a successful repair [1-4].

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMidfacial Rejuvenation
PublisherSpringer New York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781461410072
ISBN (Print)1461410061, 9781461410065
StatePublished - 1 Aug 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Lower lid retraction repair
  • Mid face lift
  • Spacer graft
  • Subperiosteal


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