Comparison of Colorado Microdissection Needle Versus Scalpel Incision for Aesthetic Upper and Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

ÖZKAN ARAT Y., Sezenoz A. S., Bernardini F. P., Alford M. A., Tepeoglu M., Allen R. C.

OPHTHALMIC PLASTIC AND RECONSTRUCTIVE SURGERY, vol.33, no.6, pp.430-433, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier


Purpose: Traditionally, eyelid skin incisions with electro-cautery devices have been avoided due to the concerns of aesthetically unacceptable scar formation. The purpose of this study is to compare ecchymosis, cosmesis, and histologic tissue damage of incisions made with a scalpel or Colorado needle in patients undergoing upper and lower aesthetic blepharoplasty. To the best of authors' knowledge, no previous study has been performed before to compare these 2 modalities in aesthetic blepharoplasty surgery.