2020–2021 BCSC Basic and Clinical Science Course™
7 Oculofacial Plastic and Orbital Surgery
Part II: Periocular Soft Tissues
Chapter 13: Facial Rejuvenation
Surgical Facial Rejuvenation
Facial and eyelid surgery should be approached with care. Adequate preoperative preparation includes properly informing the patient of the proposed benefits as well as the potential complications of the procedure. Significant complications—including facial nerve paralysis, skin flap necrosis, and vision loss—are potential risks.
Rejuvenation of the aging face requires a multitude of techniques. Chemical peeling, laser resurfacing, dermabrasion, and liposculpting can enhance the results of surgery, or, at times, may be preferred to incisional surgery.
Lower eyelid rejuvenation is considered an aesthetic operation and is discussed in Chapter 12 in this volume.
Excerpted from BCSC 2020-2021 series: Section 10 - Glaucoma. For more information and to purchase the entire series, please visit https://www.aao.org/bcsc.