Confused about anchor blepharoplasty and ptosis
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Anchor blepharoplasty versus ptosis repair
Anchor blepharoplasty is surgery of the skin of the eyelid wherein the purpose is to improve the crease of the eyelid, sometimes in an attempt to redirect the lashes more upward. It is accomplished by 'anchoring' the skin to the underlying levator palpebrae superioris muscle. Ptosis repair, on the other hand, is intended to actually raise the position of the eyelid by tightening/shortening/reattaching the levator palpebrae superioris muscle. The good news is that you don't have to figure out on your own which procedure is best for you. A competent oculoplastic surgeon can walk you through the different treatment options available to you.
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