ALEX BARTEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY ALEX BARTEL / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Cosmetic eyelid surgery patient. Face of a woman in her forties who is about to undergo blepharoplasty. This surgical procedure removes excess fat, along with skin and muscle, from the eyelids. This is designed to reduce the tired appearance caused by sagging of the eyelids as part of the aging process. Complications include infection, poor wound healing, excessive removal of fat or skin, damage to eye muscles, scarring and in rare cases loss of vision due to bleeding in the eyeball. For a closer view of the patient before surgery, see M590/175. For an image of the patient during the procedure, see M590/176.
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