AMA CPT® Assistant - 2011 Issue 8 (August)

Then and Now: Blepharoplasty vs Blepharoptosis (August 2011)

August 2011 page 8 Then and Now: Blepharoplasty vs Blepharoptosis THEN The CPT Assistant Newsletter (September 2000; p 7) cited the following regarding the reporting of blepharoplasty and blepharoptosis: The fundamental difference between the blepharoplasty and the blepharoptosis repair is that a blepharoplasty is surgery on the skin of the upper eyelid and the orbital fat, while a blepharoptosis repair is surgery on the levator muscle of the eyelid. These procedures may either be done independently or together on the same eye depending upon the surgical indication. This would occur when the upper eyelid has redundant skin and the...

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