noun Date: 1842 plastic surgery on the eyelid especially to remove fatty or excess tissue

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  • Blepharoplasty — can be both a functional and cosmetic surgical procedure intended to reshape the upper eyelid or lower eyelid by the removal or repositioning of excess tissue as well as by reinforcement of surrounding muscles and tendons. When an advanced amount …   Wikipedia

  • blepharoplasty — 1839, from blepharo , comb. form of Gk. blepharon eyelid (related to blepein to look, see ) + PLAST (Cf. plast) …   Etymology dictionary

  • blepharoplasty — [blef′ə rō΄plas΄tē] n. [ BLEPHARO + PLASTY] the surgical restructuring of an eyelid, as in the removal of puffy fat deposits …   English World dictionary

  • blepharoplasty — /blef euhr euh plas tee/, n., pl. blepharoplasties. plastic surgery of the eyelid, used to remove epicanthic folds, sagging tissue, or wrinkles around the eyes or to repair injury to the eyelid. [1960 65; BLEPHARO + PLASTY] * * * …   Universalium

  • blepharoplasty — noun Plastic surgery on the eyelid to improve vision or for cosmetic reasons …   Wiktionary

  • blepharoplasty — Any operation for the correction of a defect in the eyelids. [blepharo + G. plasso, to form] * * * bleph·a·ro·plas·ty .plas tē n, pl ties plastic surgery on an eyelid esp. to remove fatty or excess tissue * * * (tarsoplasty) n …   Medical dictionary

  • blepharoplasty — [ blɛf(ə)rə(ʊ)ˌplasti] noun Medicine surgical repair or reconstruction of an eyelid. Origin C19: from Gk blepharon eyelid + plasty …   English new terms dictionary

  • blepharoplasty — bleph·a·ro·plas·ty …   English syllables

  • blepharoplasty — tarsoplasty; n. any operation to repair or reconstruct the eyelid. It involves either rearrangement of the tissues of the lid or the use of tissue from other sites (e.g. skin or mucous membrane) …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • blepharoplasty — bleph•a•ro•plas•ty [[t]ˈblɛf ər əˌplæs ti[/t]] n. pl. ties plastic surgery of the eyelid • Etymology: 1960–65 …   From formal English to slang

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