Transposition Upper Blepharoplasty With Orbital Retaining Ligament Release
Huggins, Alison; Somogyi, Marie; Nakra, TanujRead More
Purpose: Volume restoration is an important component of aesthetic facial rejuvenation, particularly in the brow and upper eyelid regions. In this study, the authors describe transposition of the central, preaponeurotic fat pad in the sub-brow preperiosteal plane with full release of the brow during upper blepharoplasty.
Methods: A retrospective review including all patients who underwent transposition of the upper eyelid central, preaponeurotic fat pad at the time of upper blepharoplasty. Patients with simultaneous brow lifting surgeries were excluded. The surgical technique involved placement of the preaponeurotic fat pad pedicle in the sub-brow space after full brow release for augmentation of sub-brow volume after performing upper blepharoplasty.
Results: Nineteen patients (n = 36 eyelids) were identified who underwent this transposition upper blepharoplasty technique. No complications or adverse events related to this procedure were observed. All patients were satisfied with their outcome.
Conclusions: Transposition upper blepharoplasty with complete brow release is a safe, effective adjunct to blepharoplasty for upper eyelid and periorbital rejuvenation.