Çiğdem Deniz Genç


The aim of the present study is to investigate the effects of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on surgical results, recovery time, complications, scar development and patient satisfaction in cases that undergo upper eyelid blepharoplasty. 184 eyes of 92 patients who had undergone upper eyelid blepharoplasty were evaluated in the present study. The patients were evaluated in terms of surgical results, complications, recovery time and scar development. In the postoperative second month, the patients were given Surgical Satisfaction Questionnaire and Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI) to determine the changes in the life quality of patients and surgical benefit and to determine the characteristics of this change. The mean age was found as 59,2 ±6,8 years and 81.5% of the patients were female. Skin and fat excision were performed in all patients. None of the patients underwent muscle excision. 86.9% of the patients stated that they were very satisfied with the surgery, 6.5% stated that they were satisfied, 5.5% stated that they were moderately satisfied and 1.1% stated that they were not satisfied. According to GBI results, an increase was found in both total GBI score and in sub-scores other than physical score. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty is a common surgery for functional reasons and aesthetic concerns. Accurate evaluation and surgery increase patients’ quality of life and patient satisfaction.


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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.46827/ejphs.v5i2.129


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