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Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Boost Quality Of Life For Patients

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October 5, 2009
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American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery
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Cosmetic surgery that repairs droopy eyelids, also known as blepharoplasty, has an overall positive impact on patients' quality of life.

Cosmetic surgery that repairs droopy eyelids, also known as blepharoplasty, has an overall positive impact on patients' quality of life (QOL).

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In a paper presented at the 2009 American Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation (AAO-HNSF) Annual Meeting & OTO EXPO in San Diego, researchers administered a retrospective questionnaire survey of 26 adult patients undergoing bilateral upper and lower lid cosmetic blepharoplasty. The authors used the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI), which is a validated QOL questionnaire that aims to assess the impact of an otolaryngologic intervention on a patient. Patients undergoing surgery for non-cosmetic indications, or those who had additional cosmetic procedures performed, were excluded.

Blepharoplasty (BLEF-uh-ro-plas-te) is surgery to repair droopy eyelids by removing excess skin, muscle and fat. Eyelids stretch and lose elasticity as people age. As a result, excess fat may gather above and below the eyelids, causing sagging eyebrows, drooping upper lids and bags under your eyes. Besides making patients look older, severely sagging skin around the eyes can also impair vision.

Results of the questionnaire indicated that the procedure had a positive impact on QOL for almost all the outcome measures used in the GBI. The authors noted that most patients who undergo a blepharoplasty procedure do so to feel better about their appearance and improve their self esteem. They note that this study is the first to confirm that patients do receive the QOL benefits that they are hoping to achieve with the plastic surgery.


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American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. "Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Boost Quality Of Life For Patients." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 5 October 2009. <www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091004140955.htm>.
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. (2009, October 5). Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Boost Quality Of Life For Patients. ScienceDaily. Retrieved October 30, 2014 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091004140955.htm
American Academy of Otolaryngology -- Head and Neck Surgery. "Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Boost Quality Of Life For Patients." ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091004140955.htm (accessed October 30, 2014).

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