blepharoplasty

blepharoplasty

[blef-er-uh-plas-tee]
noun, plural 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.

Origin:
1960–65; blepharo- + -plasty

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blepharoplasty (ˈblɛfərəʊˌplæstɪ)
 
n
cosmetic surgery performed on the eyelid
 
[C20: from Greek blepharo(n) eyelid + -plasty]

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blepharoplasty
1897 (blepharoplast), from blepharo-, comb. form of Gk. blepharon "eyelid" (related to blepein "to look, see") + -plast.
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blepharoplasty bleph·a·ro·plas·ty (blěf'ər-ə-plās'tē)
n.
Plastic surgery of the eyelids. Also called tarsoplasty.


bleph'a·ro·plas'tic (-plās'tĭk) adj.
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