Periorbital aesthetic surgery
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Abstract The eyes are regarded as the windows to the soul. Many expressions of mood may be derived from the appearance of the eyes—mad, sad, bad, criminal, sweet, friendly, mystic. In addition, love and flirtatiousness, self-consciousness, pride, modesty, anger, youth, and age are shown in the expression of our eyes. The eyes and the periorbital region therefore challenge our surgical skill to improve the patient's overall well-being to be looked at each day in the mirror. The potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser in many indications helps us to fulfill the patient's expectations concerning pain, oozing, bruising, swelling, outpatient surgery, and early return to work and normal social activities. With the cutting fiber device, an accurate removal of skin and fat or even tumors is possible in this region with practically no side effects. The frontal lift, eyebrow lift, direct or through coronal incision, as well as temporal lifting are easily accessible and carried out by this device. Glabellar frowns may also be removed endoscopically. Further, the KTP laser may be used for transconjunctival blepharoplasty.
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