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Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

Dr. Carruthers discusses lower eyelid blepharoplasty using fat transposition rather than removal.

Jean Carruthers, M.D., F.R.C.S. (C), F.R.C. (Ophthalmology)
Jean D. Carruthers, M.D., is a clinical professor in the Department of Ophthalmology at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, where she specializes in aesthetic facial ophthalmology. Dr. Carruthers is a diplomat of the American Board of Cosmetic Surgery and fellow of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. She has been invited to give more than 100 presentations worldwide on topics in cosmetic surgery.

Dr. Carruthers has authored more than 140 scientific articles and book chapters. With her husband, Dr. Alastair Carruthers, she pioneered the cosmetic use of botulinum A exotoxin and has remained at the forefront of research and teaching about this procedure. Together they have authored a definitive textbook on the cosmetic use of botulinum neurotoxin type A, which was published in 2003 and two more textbooks on BOTOX Cosmetic and Fillers in 2005. Her clinical expertise comprises cosmetic and therapeutic use of botulinum A exotoxin, aesthetic fillers, aesthetic facelift, cosmetic laser-assisted upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and a variety of resurfacing procedures and other soft tissue enhancement techniques.

Dr. Carruthers is currently President of the Cosmetic Surgery Foundation for Education, Research and Patient Safety and past President of the Canadian Laser Aesthetic Surgery Society. This year she is President of the Foundation of the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery and Secretary of the same Academy. She is an international editor for Dermatologic Surgery, Archives of Dermatology, Journal of Cosmetic Laser Surgery, and American Journal of Cosmetic Surgery. Dr. Carruthers has been profiled in numerous publications including Best Doctors in Canada, the New York Times, Allure magazine, Time, and Newsweek. She has also been featured on the television program 20/20.