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blepharoplasty Line breaks: bleph¦aro|plasty
Pronunciation: /ˈblɛf(ə)rə(ʊ)ˌplasti/

Definition of blepharoplasty in English:

noun

[mass noun] Medicine
Surgical repair or reconstruction of an eyelid.
Example sentences
  • The continued popularity of blepharoplasty (eyelid surgery) and eyebrow lifting attest to the high rate of patient satisfaction with these procedures.
  • Aside from the visual assessment, the procedure itself is really not that much different from a standard surgical blepharoplasty.
  • Nose jobs, double eye-lids and blepharoplasty (removing bags under the eyes) have remained the most popular cosmetic operations.

Origin

Mid 19th century: from Greek blepharon 'eyelid' + -plasty.

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