Cosmetic surgery occupies an important part of the oculoplastic surgeon's workload. Increasingly patients request elective surgery to alter or improve their appearance. Patient selection, assessment, and surgical techniques differ in certain ways from non-aesthetic practice and appreciation of these differences is central to surgical success. Cosmetic surgery is both challenging and rewarding. The challenge posed is to effect the realistic expectations of the patient; it is with this goal in mind that the chapter has been written.
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