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Fedok, F G; Perkins, S W
Cosmetic blepharoplasty is directed at the surgical correction of undesirable changes of the eyelids that are usually of an acquired nature and caused by aging. The goals are to improve the appearance and, many times, the function of the eyelids. Just as important as attaining these goals is avoiding any complications or undesirable sequelae of a blepharoplasty procedure. In this article, the technique and application of transconjunctival blepharoplasty are reviewed. The differences in the preseptal and retroseptal approaches are discussed and illustrated. The transconjunctival technique can be expanded through the use of various other techniques in order to apply it to a wider variety of patients. These expanded techniques of transconjunctival blepharoplasty allow the surgeon to manage excess skin and rhytids more effectively. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty, therefore, represents a technique in the armamatarium of surgeons performing cosmetic blepharoplasty that has gained new popularity. The technique can be effectively applied to a wide variety of patients. Transconjunctival blepharoplasty allows the surgeon to accomplish many of the esthetic goals of blepharoplasty while reducing the incidence of many of the associated problems, i.e., lid malposition and a visible cutaneous scar.
Full Text Available In performing upper blepharoplasty in the elderly, looking younger and keeping the eyelidsharmonious with the rest of the face have to be achieved at the same time. The most importantgoal in upper blepharoplasty for aging is correcting the drooping upper eyelid skin, and inthis process, the surgeon may or may not create a double eyelid fold. The pros and cons haveto be fully discussed with the patient, but the author personally prefers creating a doublefold unless the patient refuses, because it is efficient in correcting and preventing furtherdrooping of the skin. In most patients, the brow is elevated to compensate for the droopingeyelid, and when the drooping is corrected, brow ptosis may ensue. The surgeon has to preparefor these consequences before performing the procedure, and estimate the exact amountof skin to be excised. In the elderly, the skin and the orbicularis oculi muscle is thin, with adecreased amount of subcutaneous fat and retro-orbicularis oculi fat, and in most cases,excision of the skin alone is enough to correct the deformity. Removing large portions ofsoft tissue may also prolong the recovery period. Unlike younger patients, the lower skinflap should not be stretched too much in the elderly, as it may create an aggressive lookingappearance. A few wrinkles in the lower flap should remain untouched to create a naturallook. In this article, the author’s own methods of performing an aging blepharoplasty aredescribed specifically, with a step-by-step guide and surgical tips.
... lid blepharoplasty is almost always done just for cosmetic reasons. Risks Possible risks of eyelid surgery include: Infection and bleeding Dry, irritated eyes Difficulty closing your eyes or other eyelid problems Noticeable scarring Injury to eye muscles Skin discoloration ...
Full Text Available Diplopia is an infrequent complication after blepharoplasty. Most of the cases are in its vertical form due to trauma of the extraocular muscles. In this article, we present a case of horizontal diplopia following cosmetic upper blepharoplasty; we review the literature on this unexpected complication and offer some recommendations to avoid it.
Full Text Available The human face is composed of small functional and cosmetic units, of which the eyes and periocular region constitute the main point of focus in routine face-to-face interactions. This dynamic region plays a pivotal role in the expression of mood, emotion, and character, thus making it the most relevant component of the facial esthetic and functional unit. Any change in the periocular unit leads to facial imbalance and functional disharmony, leading both the young and the elderly to seek consultation, thus making blepharoplasty the surgical procedure of choice for both cosmetic and functional amelioration. The applied anatomy, indications of upper eyelid blepharoplasty, preoperative workup, surgical procedure, postoperative care, and complications would be discussed in detail in this review article.
Dar, Suhail A; Rubinstein, Tal J; Perry, Julian D
To evaluate the effect of upper blepharoplasty on eyebrow height, accounting for ocular dominance, fat excision, change in MRD1, and degree of dermatochalasis. Retrospective review of patients undergoing upper blepharoplasty between January 2013 and July 2014. Patients with a prior history of ocular trauma, disease, and surgery were excluded. Digital photographs were analyzed using NIH ImageJ software to measure pre and postoperative eyebrow height at the medial, central, and lateral positions, MRD1, and dermatochalasis. Univariable comparisons of brow height and MRD1 were performed. A multivariate analysis was used to assess for the effect of percentage change in MRD1 and dermatochalasis and of ocular dominance and fat excision in mean percentage change of eyebrow height. Charts of 19 patients were reviewed. Mean age was 73.2 years (SD = 8.86). There were 9 male (47.4%) and 10 female (52.6%) patients. There were 11 right eye dominant (57.9%) and 8 left eye dominant (42.1%) patients. Then 13 patients (68.4%) underwent fat removal. A univariable comparison found insufficient evidence to suggest a significant change from 0 postoperatively in brow height at all positions. A multivariable comparison found insufficient evidence to suggest MRD1, ocular dominance, or dermatochalasis were significantly associated with mean percentage change in brow height at all positions with or without fat excision. Upper blepharoplasty does not change eyebrow height at the medial, central, or lateral positions, after accounting for any impact of ocular dominance, fat excision, change in MRD1, or degree of dermatochalasis.
Oestreicher, James; Mehta, Sonul
Blepharoplasty is an operation to modify the contour and configuration of the eyelids in order to restore a more youthful appearance. The surgery involves removing redundant skin, fat, and muscle. In addition, supporting structures such as canthal tendons are tightened. Other conditions such as ptosis, brow ptosis, entropion, ectropion, or eyelid retraction may also need to be corrected at the time a blepharoplasty is performed to ensure the best functional and aesthetic result. Due to the co...
Fezza, John P
A youthful female upper eyelid contour includes a concave medial portion of the upper eyelid along with a fuller, convex lateral eyelid. The skin in the lateral eyelid is tight without hooding. This is a sigmoid shape in 3-dimensional terms. With aging, fatty herniation medially along with redundant, hooded, ptotic lateral skin creates the exact opposite eyelid curve. The sigmoid blepharoplasty is a novel surgical technique that recreates a youthful upper eyelid. A retrospective chart review of 142 female patients who underwent the sigmoid blepharoplasty was conducted. To recreate a youthful eyelid in 3 dimensions, the medial eyelid concavity is achieved by removing a strip of medial orbicularis oculi muscle along with selective medial fat removal. Excess skin and hooding is removed, and fat grafts from the medial eyelid are placed laterally below the muscle to achieve a fullness and tight skin. All patients achieved a pleasant, rejuvenated upper eyelid as assessed by photographs and chart records. The sigmoid blepharoplasty restored a youthful eyelid appearance by recreating a concave medial eyelid and fuller lateral eyelid. There were no infections, and fat grafts took uniformly. The sigmoid upper eyelid blepharoplasty technique recreates a truly youthful eyelid with novel eyelid concepts. The surgery is safe and reproducible, and consistent results are achievable.
Presman, Benjamin; Vindigni, Vincenzo; Tocco-Tussardi, Ilaria
Introduction: Blepharoplasty is the fourth most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the US, with 207,000 operations in 2014. Lidocaine is the preferred anesthetic agent for blepharoplasty. Presentation of case: We describe the unusual case of acute periorbital edema following local anesthesia with lidocaine for upper blepharoplasty. At present, only two other reports of periorbital reactions to lidocaine are present in the literature. The reactions observed are significant palpebral swe...
Full Text Available Blepharoplasty is an operation to modify the contour and configuration of the eyelids in order to restore a more youthful appearance. The surgery involves removing redundant skin, fat, and muscle. In addition, supporting structures such as canthal tendons are tightened. Other conditions such as ptosis, brow ptosis, entropion, ectropion, or eyelid retraction may also need to be corrected at the time a blepharoplasty is performed to ensure the best functional and aesthetic result. Due to the complexity and intricate nature of eyelid anatomy, complications do exist. In addition to a thorough pre operative assessment and meticulous surgical planning, understanding the etiology of complications is key to prevention. Finally, management of complications is just as important as surgical technique.
Oestreicher, James; Mehta, Sonul
Blepharoplasty is an operation to modify the contour and configuration of the eyelids in order to restore a more youthful appearance. The surgery involves removing redundant skin, fat, and muscle. In addition, supporting structures such as canthal tendons are tightened. Other conditions such as ptosis, brow ptosis, entropion, ectropion, or eyelid retraction may also need to be corrected at the time a blepharoplasty is performed to ensure the best functional and aesthetic result. Due to the complexity and intricate nature of eyelid anatomy, complications do exist. In addition to a thorough pre operative assessment and meticulous surgical planning, understanding the etiology of complications is key to prevention. Finally, management of complications is just as important as surgical technique.
McCord, Clinton D; Miotto, Gabriele C
Dysfunction and/or dehiscence of the lateral canthus is 1 source of symptomatic eyelid closure disorder after blepharoplasty. Because the resulting concentric blinking movement resembles mouth closure in a fish, the name "fishmouthing" syndrome (FS) was given to this condition. Fishmouthing syndrome appears to be an overlooked complication of blepharoplasty. The authors performed dynamic assessments of patients who had eyelid discomfort after blepharoplasty to establish the clinical signs of FS. Preoperative and postoperative videos of 36 patients who presented for secondary blepharoplasty were analyzed retrospectively. All 36 patients experienced symptoms of dry eyes and eye discomfort after their initial blepharoplasty and desired symptomatic and cosmetic improvement. The dynamic signs and diagnostic criteria for FS were established clinically and through video analysis of patients' blinking movements. The most common clinical characteristics of FS included lash deformity ("cow lash" sign), abnormal medial displacement of the lateral canthus during blinking, deformity (rounding/narrowing) of the lateral scleral triangle, and visible eyelid closure deficiency or gapping. Other characteristics were lower-lid retraction and compensatory hypercontraction of the orbicularis oculi adjacent to the inner canthus. Patients with FS present with a combination of clinical symptoms and signs and are best diagnosed through dynamic visualization of the animated tissue during blinking. Evaluation of preoperative videos is an essential tool for surgical planning and for analyzing the results, both before and after corrective surgery, in patients with potential FS. 4.
Liao, Wen-Chieh; Tung, Tung-Chain; Tsai, Tzong-Ru; Wang, Chia-Yi; Lin, Chiu-Hwa
In Taiwan, double-eyelid surgery is the most popular cosmetic surgical procedure. The technique preferred by plastic surgeons is the incision method because it is believed that this method can provide stable double-eyelid results. It is the authors' observation that patients prefer an invagination fold rather than a significantly high fold. Suture blepharoplasty may create a relatively even and symmetric invagination fold. In the past, the major disadvantage of the suture technique has been the opinion that the double fold fades away. The celebrity arcade suture (CAS) technique was applied in double-eyelid operations. The CAS technique includes three major techniques: stabbing incision, transtarsal suture, and bridge connection. The whole procedure can be completed in 15 min. From June 2001 to November 2004, 312 patients underwent the CAS technique. Of the 312 patients who underwent the CAS technique, 5 required a revisit, with 3 of these returning patients reporting fold disappearance. These three patients received repeat suture procedures. The findings show that the CAS technique is a reliable method for establishing a smooth, constant, and symmetric double eyelid, and that CAS requires only a short recovery time.
Punthakee, Xerxes; Keller, Gregory S; Vose, Joshua G; Stout, Warren
New technologies are important in the advancement of any field. Two such advancements in blepharoplasty and brow lifting include use of the PlasmaBlade and fractionated CO (2) laser resurfacing. The PlasmaBlade uses pulsed radiofrequency energy with a highly insulated blade to assist with incision and dissection during eyelid surgery, resulting in minimal bruising and edema. This article describes specifically how the PlasmaBlade can be used and its typical settings. Fractionated CO (2) laser resurfacing is also a powerful tool that can significantly enhance eyelid rejuvenation. This resurfacing can address fine lines in the periocular region with limited downtime. Use of these technologies can help to improve results and shorten the recovery time traditionally associated with blepharoplasty and periocular resurfacing.
Knezevic, Alexander; Yoon, Michael K
Adequate access to subspecialty care is of concern to patients and physicians alike. One measure of availability is the wait time for cosmetic procedures. The authors investigated geographical differences in wait times for cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members across the country. This study surveyed all 533 American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members' practices in the United States based on the publically available contact information (www.asoprs.org). Scripted telephone calls were made requesting self-referred cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Wait times until the first available appointment and time until the first available surgery date were collected. Of the membership, 387 (72.6% response rate) respondents offered appointments for cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Overall, 84.2% of respondents were male. Practice breakdown was 83.4% in private practice and 16.5% in academic practice. Median wait time until the next available appointment was 14 days (mean 21.2 days, 0-205 days; p = 0.145). Private practice wait time was shorter than academic (median 14 vs. 18 days, mean 19.7 vs. 28.9 days; p =0.004). However, there was wide variability based on region. Patients seeking cosmetic upper eyelid blepharoplasty have good access to care by American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members. There are variabilities based on academic versus private practice. Further study can evaluate whether similar findings exist for medically necessary functional procedures. This information may help assess the need for additional practitioners.
Viana, Giovanni André Pires; Osaki, Midori Hentona; Nishi, Mauro
Cosmetic surgery is an increasingly common medical procedure whose benefits to patients have not been quantified objectively. Although physicians historically have focused on minimizing side effects and optimizing the physical outcome, a broad spectrum of patient needs also factors in treatment success. Unfortunately, few data are available regarding the effects of cosmetic procedures on patient's self-esteem. To prospectively examine long-term self-esteem outcomes for patients undergoing lower blepharoplasty at São Paulo Federal University between April 2005 and May 2007. The self-esteem of 50 patients undergoing blepharoplasty at São Paulo Federal University was compared with that of 25 age-matched volunteers from the general population. The parameters of the Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) were determined preoperatively and at 6-month intervals postoperatively. The data from the instrument were analyzed using the Wilcoxon test. Self-esteem scores improved from a baseline preoperative mean level+/-standard deviation of 5.1+/-4.1 to 3.6+/-3.5 6 months after surgery (p=.001). The self-esteem of 31 (62%) subjects improved after the surgery. Marked improvement in self-esteem, evaluated using RSES at 6-month follow-up, was observed in patients undergoing blepharoplasty.
Presman, Benjamin; Vindigni, Vincenzo; Tocco-Tussardi, Ilaria
Blepharoplasty is the fourth most commonly performed cosmetic surgery in the US, with 207,000 operations in 2014. Lidocaine is the preferred anesthetic agent for blepharoplasty. We describe the unusual case of acute periorbital edema following local anesthesia with lidocaine for upper blepharoplasty. At present, only two other reports of periorbital reactions to lidocaine are present in the literature. The reactions observed are significant palpebral swelling and erythema with scaling of the cheek. Fortunately the swelling, although marked, is transient in nature and resolves almost spontaneously without affecting the visual acuity. Patients reporting adverse reactions should be screened for allergy according to the standard protocols, but skin testing has only been reported to be positive in less than 10% of all cases and allergy confirmation with IgE is even more rare. In clinical practice, we recommend that patient should be informed about the possibility of recurrence of an adverse reaction in case of re-exposure to lidocaine, even in the vast majority of cases where true allergy could not be proven. In case of further need for local anesthesia with history of an adverse event, a different agent may be chosen even from the same class (another amide) as cross-reactions in the amide group are rare. Otherwise, an anesthetic from the ester group can also be safely used. Copyright © 2016 The Authors. Published by Elsevier Ltd.. All rights reserved.
Li, Jin; Lin, Ming; Shao, Chunyi; Ge, Shengfang; Fan, Xianqun
We aimed to present blepharoplasty techniques we used for severe orbito-temporal neurofibromatosis (NF). A retrospective noncomparative single-center case study was undertaken on patients with orbito-temporal NF. Twenty-two patients with orbito-temporal NF treated at the Department of Ophthalmology of Shanghai Ninth People's Hospital between 2007 and 2011 participated in the study. They underwent a standard ophthalmologic assessment for orbito-temporal NF involving both the orbito-temporal soft tissue and bony orbits. The orbits were examined with three-dimensional computed tomography (CT) and all 22 patients underwent tumor debulking, blepharoplasty, and orbital reconstruction. We modified the conventional procedures. Our reconstructive techniques included eyelid reduction; lateral canthal reattachment; for patients with collapse of the lateral orbital margin, reconstruction of the orbital margin to be performed before reattaching the lateral canthus to the implanted titanium mesh; anterior levator resection; and frontalis suspension according to preoperative levator muscle function. Visual acuity, tumor recurrence, and postoperative palpebral fissure and orbital appearance were evaluated to assess outcomes. Acceptable cosmetic results were obtained in 22 patients after debulking of the orbito-temporal NF and surgical reconstruction. There was no loss of vision or visual impairment postoperatively. All patients did not display recrudescence after a follow-up period of >1 year. Three patients with residual ptosis were successfully treated with a second ptosis repair. We believe that the blepharoplasty techniques described in the treatment of orbito-palpebral NF may provide both functional and esthetic benefits. Copyright © 2014 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Marisa Novaes de Figueiredo
Full Text Available ABSTRACT Purpose: Increased tarsal platform show (TPS and decreased brow fat span (BFS are associated with favorable results in women undergoing cosmetic blepharoplasty. We conducted a study to evaluate the efficacy of upper blepharoplasty with or without a technique (brassiere sutures to increase TPS and decrease BFS. Methods: This is a prospective, randomized, comparative, case series study of 100 eyelids (50 consecutive women patients treated with cosmetic upper blepharoplasty performed by a single surgeon. Patients were randomized to receive traditional upper blepharoplasty with a single running suture skin closure versus orbicularis oculi muscle fixation to the periosteum (brassiere sutures prior to skin closure. Data on patient age, duration of follow-up, complications, and treatment were analyzed. The mean TPS, mean BFS, and mean TPS/BFS ratio were measured at three anatomic landmarks before and after surgery. Results: Fifty-six eyelids (28 patients were treated with traditional single suture blepharoplasty, and 44 eyelids (22 patients had brassiere sutures. In both groups, paired t-tests indicate significant differences between preoperative and postoperative evaluations (p0.05. Conclusions: Brassiere sutures during upper blepharoplasty and traditional blepharoplasty were associated with postoperative increase in TPS, decrease in BFS, and increase in TPS/BFS, without statistically significant differences between these surgeries.
Bater, Kristin L; Ishii, Masaru; Nellis, Jason C; Joseph, Andrew; Papel, Ira D; Kontis, Theda C; Byrne, Patrick J; Boahene, Kofi D O; Ishii, Lisa E
Blepharoplasty consistently ranks among the most common facial plastic surgery procedure sought by both men and women. Despite the popularity of blepharoplasty, there has been little research focused on quantifying how eyelid surgery changes facial perceptions. To quantify the effect of blepharoplasty on facial perceptions and measure patient-reported ratings of fatigue before and after surgery to compare observer and patient perceptions. A web-based survey experiment was conducted from January to February 2017, featuring photographs of female patients before and after blepharoplasty. Observers were randomly shown independent images of each patient and asked to rate perceived age, attractiveness, health, and energy level. Respondents saw only preoperative or postoperative photographs of each patient to reduce bias due to priming. Patient-reported outcomes were also collected. A multivariate mixed effects regression model was used to quantify the changes in each domain after surgery. Ordinal rank change was calculated to provide a measure of clinical effect size across the domains. To analyze patient-reported outcomes, a Kruskal-Wallis test followed by Mann-Whitney tests were performed to determine if there were differences in patient-perceived tiredness based on operative status. A total of 401 participants (243 women, 152 men, and 6 not specified; mean age 25.9 years [range, 18-73 years]) successfully completed the survey and evaluated before-and-after photographs of 10 female patients (mean age, 59.8 years). The multivariable mixed effects model revealed that individuals are perceived as appearing significantly younger (-1.04 years; 95% CI, -1.70 to -0.37 years) and more attractive (coefficient, 4.92; 95% CI, 3.91-5.93) after blepharoplasty. Ratings of perceived health (coefficient, 4.33; 95% CI, 3.28-5.37) and energy level (coefficient, 9.83; 95% CI, 8.51-11.16) also improved significantly. After undergoing blepharoplasty, patients had significantly improved
Moore, Grant H; Rootman, Daniel B; Karlin, Justin; Goldberg, Robert A
To determine the effect of concurrent blepharoplasty and Mueller's muscle conjunctival resection (MMCR) surgery on eyelid position and eyebrow height. Clinical data from 274 eyes that met inclusion criteria for this study were reviewed. Mueller's muscle conjunctival resection surgery was performed alone in 198 eyes and was performed with concurrent blepharoplasty in 76 cases. In this study blepharoplasty consisted of only skin removal, leaving the muscle, fat, and tarsus intact. Preoperative and postoperative pupil to eyebrow, and eyelid margin to eyebrow distances were calculated and compared. Preoperative margin reflex distance 1 (MRD1) was similar for both groups of patients (p > 0.05) as was the postoperative MRD1 (p > 0.05). The change in MRD1 was similar between patients undergoing MMCR alone versus those undergoing MMCR with blepharoplasty (1.5 mm vs. 1.3 mm, respectively, p = 0.36). For similar amounts of tissue resection, the postoperative change in MRD1 was similar for patients undergoing MMCR-only surgery and MMCR with blepharoplasty (p > 0.05). Eyebrow height significantly decreased following both MMCR with blepharoplasty (0.73 mm, p < 0.05) and MMCR-only surgery (0.87 mm, p < 0.05), and this change in eyebrow height was not significantly different between the 2 groups. Combining MMCR surgery with skin-only blepharoplasty does not significantly alter eyelid height when compared with MMCR surgery alone for the correction of upper eyelid ptosis. This may assist in preoperative planning for combined MMCR with skin-only blepharoplasty.
Nakra, Tanuj; Modjtahedi, Sara; Vrcek, Ivan; Mancini, Ronald; Saulny, Stan; Goldberg, Robert A
This article evaluates the effect of upper eyelid blepharoplasty on eyelid margin position and brow height. This study is a retrospective analysis of patients who underwent upper eyelid blepharoplasty without concurrent blepharoptosis repair or brow surgery. The medical records of the participants were retrospectively reviewed and an established image analysis software was used to quantify the upper margin reflex distance (MRD1) as well as brow height using high quality standardized clinical photographs. A total of 19 patients (38 eyelids and brows) met the inclusion criteria. The mean preoperative MRD1 was 2.8 mm, and the mean post-operative MRD1 was 3.5 mm, revealing an increase of MRD1 from upper blepharoplasty alone of 0.7 mm (p = 0.0001). The mean preoperative brow position was 17.5 mm above the pupil, and the mean post-operative position was 17.4 mm, for an average change of position of -0.2 mm (p = 0.39) following upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty without ptosis surgery results in a statistically significant increase in MRD1. Brow position does not demonstrate a statistically significant change in patients who undergo upper eyelid blepharoplasty for simple dermatochalasis.
Sozer, Sadri O; Agullo, Francisco J; Palladino, Humberto; Payne, Phileemon E; Banerji, Soumo
The eyelid of a young person can be distinguished by the lateral fullness of the upper eyelid. With aging, lateral fullness decreases. Volume restoration in the periorbital area has been previously addressed by fat draping and grafting. More recently, techniques for regaining lateral fullness of the upper eyelid have focused on fat grafting, although effective graft take, reabsorption, and irregularities have been a concern. To address these issues, the concept of pedicled fat draping in the upper eyelid was explored. In a retrospective study from June 2006 to August 2008, 31 patients underwent upper blepharoplasty with augmentation of the lateral fullness with a pedicled fat flap from the central fat pad. The fat from the central compartment was elevated, dissected, and then transposed to the lateral upper eyelid below the orbicularis muscle. All patients were women ranging in age from 43 to 68 years. Pre- and postoperative picture comparison demonstrated a more youthful appearance with increased lateral fullness of the upper eyelids. There were no cases of fat necrosis encountered. Increased volume remained stable over an average of one-year follow-up. No complications were recorded. Transposing a pedicled fat pad from the central compartment laterally has proven to be an effective technique for achieving predictable upper lateral eyelid fullness and thus achieving a long-lasting, more youthful appearance.
Rubinstein, Tal J; Repp, Daniel J; Sires, Bryan S
To investigate the effects of performing a previously described algorithmic levator resection for involutional ptosis with a blepharoplasty instead of through a small incision. Eyelids with involutional ptosis and normal levator function were included in the study. An upper blepharoplasty was performed first. An external levator resection was then performed based on a described technique involving 2 mm resection of aponeurosis for 1 mm of desired lift, consistent tension on the aponeurosis between surgical cases, and standardized suture placement. Forty-one eyelids of 25 patients were included. Mean postoperative margin to reflex distance 1 (MRD1) was 2.98 mm, which was significantly higher than preoperative MRD1 (0.67 mm), but lower than the predetermined goal MRD1 (3.35 mm). Eight eyelids did not meet primary outcome of MRD1 within 1 mm of goal MRD1, with 5 undercorrections. There was no difference between the postoperative MRD1 compared with the same ptosis technique performed through a small incision only, but there were more intraoperative suture adjustments and fewer eyelids meeting the primary outcome when a concurrent blepharoplasty was performed. The addition of blepharoplasty with a previously described algorithmic approach external levator resection has an 80% success rate in achieving the primary outcome. When compared with a small-incision ptosis repair, concurrent blepharoplasty results in a less predictable outcome and an increased need for intraoperative adjustment. Performing an algorithmic technique for external levator resection with a blepharoplasty has less predictable outcomes, which raises the question of separating the procedures to improve patient care.
Lew, Helen; Goldberg, Robert Alan
Traditional descriptions of blepharoplasty and ptosis surgery focus on the incision and eyelid crease. However, it may be more useful to consider the tarsal platform show as the important construct in analyzing and planning aesthetic eyelid surgery. In order to measure and characterize the key contours of the eyelid, the authors find it helpful to consider the brow fat span, tarsal platform show, and margin reflex distance. Subtle eyelid ptosis can result in asymmetry by lengthening the tarsal platform show, and it is exacerbated by the tendency for the eyebrow to compensate. When ptosis is asymmetric, the plan should usually include asymmetric ptosis surgery. There are two general patterns that can be recognized and used for planning to address preoperative tarsal platform show asymmetry. If the tarsal platform show is longer on the side with worse blepharoptosis, then asymmetric or unilateral ptosis surgery will improve symmetry. In the cases of symmetric show despite asymmetric blepharoptosis, there may be bony and soft-tissue asymmetry, which leads to crowding of the orbit on the more ptotic side. Surgical planning should include consideration to increase the tarsal platform show on the more crowded side. It is not necessary to cut the eyelid skin in order to alter the tarsal show and brow fat span; ptosis surgery alone, by altering the eyelid position and eyebrow compensation, can reset the tarsal platform show/brow fat span relationship. It is important to recognize preoperative asymmetry, to predict the resetting of compensatory mechanisms, and to design asymmetric surgery, in order to maximize postoperative symmetry.
van Exsel, Denise C. E.; Pool, Shariselle M. W.; van Uchelen, Jeroen H.; Edens, Mireille A.; van der Lei, Berend; Melenhorst, Wynand B. W. H.
Background: It has been suggested that arnica can reduce postoperative edema and ecchymosis associated with cosmetic surgical procedures and improve outcome. Despite a high incidence of arnica use among upper blepharoplasty patients, evidence to support its treatment effect is lacking. The authors
Zhang, Cheng; Guo, Xiaoshuang; Han, Xuefeng; Tian, Yi; Jin, Xiaolei
Photography plays a pivotal role in patient education, photo-documentation, preoperative planning and postsurgical evaluation in plastic surgeries. It has long been serving as a bridge that facilitated communication not only between patients and doctors, but also among plastic surgeons from different countries. Although several basic principles and photographic methods have been proposed, there is no internationally accepted photography that could provide both static and dynamic information in blepharoplasty. In this article, we introduced a novel six-position, frontal view photography for thorough assessment in blepharoplasty. From October 2013 to January 2017, 1068 patients who underwent blepharoplasty were enrolled in our clinical research. All patients received six-position, frontal view photography. Pictures were taken of the patients looking up, looking down, squeezing, smiling, looking ahead and with closed eyes. Conventionally, frontal view photography only contained the last two positions. Then, both novel six-position photographs and conventional two-position photographs were used to appraise postsurgical outcomes. Compared to conventional two-position, frontal view photography, six-position, frontal view photography can provide more detailed, thorough information about the eyes. It is of clinical significance in indicating underlying adhesion of skin/muscle/fat according to individual's features and assessing preoperative and postoperative dynamic changes and aesthetic outcomes. Six-position, frontal view photography is technically uncomplicated while exhibiting static, dynamic and detailed information of the eyes. This innovative method is favorable in eye assessment, especially for revision blepharoplasty. We suggest using six-position, frontal view photography to obtain comprehensive photographs. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer
Flávio Mac Cord Medina
Full Text Available Blepharoplasty is one of the most commonly performed surgeries for rejuvenation of the periorbital region. We present a case of unilateral permanent visual loss following a bilateral lower lid cosmetic blepharoplasty with fat removal. The etiology of retrobulbar hemorrhage following blepharoplasty, treatment, and recommendations to reduce the chance of this rare but serious complication are discussed.Blefaroplastia é uma das cirurgias mais comumente realizadas para o rejuvenescimento da região periorbitária. Apresentamos um caso de perda visual unilateral permanente após blefaroplastia de pálpebras inferiores com remoção de gordura. A etiologia da hemorragia retrobulbar após a blefaroplastia, o tratamento e recomendações para reduzir o risco desta rara e séria complicação são discutidos.
Hu, Jung-Woo; Byeon, Jun Hee; Shim, Hyung-Sup
Double eyelid blepharoplasty is one of the most popular facial cosmetic surgeries performed in patients with Asian eyelids. Although most patients choose to undergo blepharoplasty for cosmetic purposes, rather than functional reasons, these patients frequently present with concomitant mild-to-moderate blepharoptosis. Performing nonincisional double eyelid surgery without correcting the ptosis tends to lead to unsatisfactory results. The authors introduce our new method for simultaneous correction of blepharoptosis during double eyelid blepharoplasty. For 5 years, the authors have performed a single-knot continuous nonincisional technique for simultaneous correction of blepharoptosis during double eyelid blepharoplasty. The medical charts of 127 patients (254 eyelids) were retrospectively reviewed. Müller muscle tagging suture was utilized to achieve the accurate amount of Müller tucking during the surgery. There was a statistically significant difference between pretreatment MRD1 (1.62 ± 0.57 mm), and postoperative MRD1 (3.97 ± 0.81 mm; P < .001, Wilcoxon signed rank test, nonparametric paired comparison). The mean duration of surgery for both eyelids was 14.8 minutes (range, 14.1-19.7 minutes), and the mean extent of Müller muscle tucking was 7.8 mm (range, 6.0-10.0 mm). The majority of patients showed favorable results during long-term follow-up, with minimal complications. There are no previously published articles documenting simultaneous double eyelid blepharoplasty and ptosis correction, using a single-knot continuous nonincisional technique. The authors suggest our simple and effective method is a good option for double eyelid blepharoplasty in cases with mild-to-moderate blepharoptosis.' LEVEL OF EVIDENCE 4: Therapeutic. © 2015 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Reprints and permission: email@example.com.
Full Text Available Kazuhito Konishi1, Isao Sugimoto2, Hirohiko Kakizaki3, Akihiro Ichinose41Kobe Academia Clinic, 2Division of Aesthetic Medical Science, Department of Plastic Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, 3Department of Ophthalmology, Aichi Medical University, Nagoya, Aichi, Japan; 4Department of Plastic Surgery, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University, Kobe, Hyogo, JapanPurpose: We report the reshaping of the eyebrow by follicular unit transplantation from excised eyebrow skin in extended infrabrow excision blepharoplasty.Methods: The method was carried out in two patients with moderate or significant dermatochalasis. The areas to be excised from the infrabrow and intrabrow skin were decided upon and the area of hair transplantation was planned in the suprabrow area and the tail of the eyebrow. The skin was removed and the excised intrabrow skin was dissected into single follicular units. Tiny incisions were made with a scalpel, and grafts were inserted using fine forceps.Results: Almost all transplanted eyebrow follicles took successfully, resulting in eyebrows of a desirable shape as planned preoperatively. The reshaped eyebrows had a natural appearance since the transplanted hairs were similar to those of the original eyebrow. The eyelids still looked youthful rather than operated-on. Finally, the evidence of blepharoplasty was hardly visible and patient satisfaction was quite high. The patients felt more ease in opening their eyes and obtained a wider visual field.Conclusion: Our study demonstrated excellent results with hair transplantation from eyebrow to eyebrow, a finding which, to our knowledge, has not been previously reported. Our method can be used for selected patients, especially men, with moderate to severe dermatochalasis, who find a reduction or change in the shape of the eyebrow unacceptable.Keywords: blepharoplasty, dermatochalasis, follicular unit transplantation, eyebrow reconstruction
Park, Jinhwan; Choi, Boyoon; Baek, Sehyun
Change in eyelid position after upper blepharoplasty is an important factor that can affect postoperative patient satisfaction. However, no one has investigated eyelid changes during follow-up for upper eyelid surgery. Thus, the purpose of this study was to investigate position changes in the upper and lower eyelids during the follow-up period after upper blepharoplasty in Korean. The authors retrospectively reviewed the clinical records of patients who underwent upper blepharoplasty for uncomplicated upper eyelid dermatochalasis. Digital photographs were taken preoperatively, immediately after surgery, and at 1 week postoperative, 1 month postoperative, and 3 months postoperative. Our main-effect variables were marginal reflex distance (MRD) 1 and 2 and palpebral fissure height (PFH), which were measured from digital photographs using ImageJ software. We enrolled 180 eyes from 90 patients (M: 35 and F: 55) with a mean age of 63.8 ± 10.3 years. The eyelid measurements (MRD1, MRD2, PFH) taken preoperatively, immediately after surgery, and 1 week, 1 month, and 3 months postoperative were, respectively: MRD1 (mm): 2.56 ± 1.08, 1.91 ± 0.86, 2.21 ± 1.02, 2.66 ± 1.01, 2.75 ± 0.99; MRD2 (mm): 4.91 ± 0.93, 4.62 ± 0.87, 4.68 ± 0.90, 4.87 ± 0.86, 4.91 ± 0.83; and PFH (mm): 7.48 ± 1.64, 6.53 ± 1.46, 6.89 ± 1.53, 7.52 ± 1.51, 7.65 ± 1.49. All postoperative measurements for MRD1 and PFH were significantly different from the preoperative measurement, except for measurements taken 1 month postoperative. MRD2 measurements differed significantly from the preoperative measurements immediately after surgery and 1 week postoperative. Among age, preoperative PFH, and amount of skin-muscle resection, only preoperative PFH significantly affected PFH changes immediately after surgery and at 3 months postoperative (OR 0.636, 95% CI 0.478-0.847, OR 0.506, 95% CI 0.386-0.663). All eyelid measurements (MRD1, MRD2, and PFH) decreased 1 week postoperatively from values
Myeong Su Jeon
Full Text Available BackgroundMany methods have been proposed for the correction of sunken upper eyelids. These methods include surgical treatments, such as micro-fat, dermofat, or fascia-fat grafts, or the use of alloplastic materials. Here, we present our experience of sunken upper eyelid correction involving the simple addition of anchoring the central fat pad to the medial fat pad during upper blepharoplasty.MethodsWe performed 74 cases of upper blepharoplasty with sunken upper eyelid correction between October 2013 and September 2014. The lateral portion of the central fat pad was partially dissected to facilitate anchoring. The medial fat pad was gently exposed and then pulled out to facilitate anchoring. After the rotation of the dissected lateral portion of the central fat pad by 180° to the medial side, it was anchored spreading to the medial fat pad. Photographs taken at 6 months postoperatively were presented to three physicians for objective assessment. Of the 74 patients, 54 patients followed at 6 months postoperatively were included in this retrospective, objective assessment.ResultsSunken eyelids were effectively corrected in 51 of the 54 patients, but 3 had minimal effect because preaponeurotic fat pads had been removed during previous upper blepharoplasty. In addition to correcting sunken eyelids, lateral bulging was corrected and a better definition of the lateral portion of upper lid creases was obtained.ConclusionsAnchoring the central fat pad to the medial fat pad provides an effective means of correcting sunken upper eyelids during upper blepharoplasty.
Kossler, Andrea L; Peng, Grace L; Yoo, Donald B; Azizzadeh, Babak; Massry, Guy G
To assess current practice patterns for management of upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty by active American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members. An invitation to participate in a web-based anonymous survey was sent to the active American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery membership via email. The survey consists of 34 questions, both multiple choice and free response, regarding upper and lower eyelid blepharoplasty surgery. Practice patterns for both aesthetic and functional blepharoplasty are assessed. Thirty-four percent (161/472) of American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery members polled responded to the survey. Members perform an average of 196 upper eyelid, 46 lower eyelid, and 53 four-eyelid blepharoplasty procedures per year, with 70% of cases being functional and 30% purely aesthetic. Most members prefer monitored care (71%) to local (21%) or general (8%) anesthesia. Eighty-nine percent of surgeons use topical antibiotics after surgery, erythromycin being the most common (51%). Fourteen percent of members use postoperative oral antibiotics, with cephalexin (81%) being most common. In upper eyelid blepharoplasty, orbicularis muscle is excised by 86% of respondents. Orbital fat is excised, when deemed appropriate, in 97% of cases, with nasal fat excised most commonly (88%). Less commonly, fat repositioning (36%) and adjunctive fat grafting (33%) are performed. In lower eyelid blepharoplasty, surgeons report using one or more of the following approaches: transconjunctival (96%), transcutaneous (82%), and both transconjunctival and transcutaneous (51%). Common adjunctive procedures include orbital fat excision (99%), fat repositioning (80%), and lateral canthal suspension (96%). Less common adjunctive procedures include laser skin resurfacing (36%) and chemical peels (29%). This report outlines contemporary practice patterns among active American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic and
Bulging of the lower eyelid is regarded as a sign of aging. "Herniation" of the periorbital fat pads is traditionally regarded as the factor responsible for the change. Excision of fat pads, therefore, has been the mainstay of treatment in reducing the palpebral bulge in cosmetic blepharoplasty. The surgical excision of"excess" and "herniated" fat pads, however, causes problems such as lid ecchymosis, chemosis, lid contour irregularity, ectropion, and retrobulbar hematoma formation. The author proposes that the loss of fat pad support caused by the attenuation of the orbital septa, not herniation of the excess fat pads, is the major factor responsible for the bulge. The author further proposes that the functional integrity of the orbital septum can be restored by plicating the attenuated orbital septa with 5-0 absorbable sutures. This technique of invaginating the protruded fat pad was performed in 138 individuals (276 lower eyelids). The operation was technically simple, and the approach was "tissue friendly." The results obtained, with the exception of a mild degree of puffiness encountered soon after the surgery, were satisfactory. Morbidity was minimal.
Matsuzaki, Kyoichi; Enomoto, Sayaka; Aoki, Tomoko
In orbital roof blow-up fractures, reduction can be achieved easily using an approach from the anterior cranial fossa but the procedure is highly invasive. In contrast, an orbital approach using a superior blepharoplasty incision is minimally invasive. However, if bone fragments are adhered to the dura mater, there is a risk of dura mater injury when fragments are moved for reduction. In blow-in fractures, reduction is performed by pushing the bone fragments against the anterior cranial fossa. In contrast, the procedure is difficult for blow-up fractures because bone fragments must be pulled out into the orbit through the anterior cranial fossa. Orbital blow-up fractures are often associated with intracranial injuries and frequently treated by an approach from the anterior cranial fossa. There has not yet been a report that discusses whether reduction of bone fragments should be performed in blow-up fracture without intracranial injury. In this report, we describe two cases of orbital roof blow-up fracture that did not require treatment for intracranial injury and that were treated using an orbital approach. The treatment involved only the release of orbital fat entrapped between bone fragments and did not involve reduction. The treatment outcomes were good in both cases.
Pool, Shariselle M. W.; Struys, Michel M. R. F.; van der Lei, Berend
Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate whether infiltration of the upper eyelid skin is less painful with prilocaine than with lidocaine. Methods: In 40 consecutive patients scheduled for bilateral upper blepharoplasty, one upper eyelid was anaesthetised with lidocaine with epinephrine and
Lee, Hwa; Ahn, So Min; Chang, Minwook; Park, Minsoo; Baek, Sehyun
The objectives of this study were to evaluate the factors that contribute to aging in the lower eyelids and periorbital changes in Asians and to analyze the contribution of different anatomic factors before surgery. We analyzed photographs and examination findings of 108 patients older than 80 years who had consultations for lower eyelid blepharoplasty. Structural changes were categorized to 7 anatomical categories, and each category was scored from 0 to 3 based on severity. The total point for each category for all patients was divided by the 456 total possible points and was considered a cumulative contribution score for that category. "A uniqueness score" for each patient was calculated as the maximum score in 1 category divided by the patient's total score to reflect the percentage contribution of the patient's most severe anatomic problem. A total of 108 cases (51 male and 57 female patients) were evaluated. The mean age was 57 ± 11 years (age range, 30-75 years). The cumulative contribution score for each category was as follows: orbital fat prolapse 33.8 (medial 15.3, central 11.7, lateral 6.8), skin laxity 22.3%, periorbital hollow 20.8 (tear trough 15.5, lateral orbital rim 5.3), septal confluence 9.5, orbicularis oculi muscle hypertrophy 3.6, triangular malar mound 3.4, and eyelid fluid 0.5. The average uniqueness score was 40.1%, and skin laxity and orbital fat prolapse had the highest average uniqueness score, but no single category played a dominant role in most patients. Medial orbital fat prolapse and skin laxity had the highest proportion of grade 3 scores of 9.5% and 6.7%, respectively. When the patients were grouped according to age, either younger than 50 years or older than 50 years, there was a prominent difference in orbital fat prolapse and skin laxity between the 2 groups. Various anatomic factors were related to periorbital changes in Asian patients. Understanding of the complex factors that contribute to periorbital changes during the
Brown, M S; Putterman, A M
To determine the effect on eyelid elevation of excising excess skin, orbicularis oculi muscle, and herniated orbital fat and reconstructing the upper eyelid crease (blepharoplasty) concomitant with a Müller muscle-conjunctival resection. The charts of 202 patients who had undergone Müller muscle-conjunctival resection during an 8-year interval were reviewed. Three hundred forty-five eyelids were divided into two groups. Group 1 (n = 162) underwent a Müller muscle-conjunctival resection only, and group 2 (n = 183) had this procedure combined with excision of skin, orbicularis muscle, and herniated orbital fat with upper eyelid crease reconstruction. Each group was divided into three subgroups based on the amount of Müller muscle-conjunctival resection. Subgroup A had resection less than 7.75 mm; subgroup B, resection of 7.75 to 8.75 mm; and subgroup C, resection greater than 8.75 mm. The change in margin reflex distance-1 (MRD1) measurements of the upper eyelid levels (postoperative MRD1 minus preoperative MRD1) were calculated and compared between groups. The mean (+/- standard deviation) change in MRD1 was, respectively, 2.3 +/-1.0 mm and 1.9+/-1.0 mm for groups 1A and 2A; 3.1+/-1.3 mm and 2.1+/-1.2 mm for groups 1B and 2B; and 3.4+/-1.2 mm and 2.8+/-1.3 for groups 1C and 2C. Blepharoplasty performed concomitant with a Müller muscle-conjunctival resection reduced the anticipated postoperative eyelid elevation by as much as 1 mm. Surgeons who perform these procedures together should be aware that a larger Müller muscle-conjunctival resection may be required to obtain the desired increase in eyelid height postoperatively.
Silvana Artioli Schellini
Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Quantificar, usando o sistema de imagem digital, medidas palpebrais antes e após a cirurgia de blefaroplastia superior. MÉTODOS: Foram avaliadas 18 pálpebras de 9 pacientes atendidas no HC da FMB - UNESP, com idade entre 40 a 75 anos, do sexo feminino, portadoras de dermatocálase. Foram obtidas fotografias das pacientes antes e após 60 dias da blefaroplastia da pálpebra superior. As imagens foram transferidas para um computador e analisadas pelo programa Scion Image Frame Grabber. Os parâmetros avaliados foram: a altura da fenda palpebral em posição primária do olhar, altura do sulco palpebral superior e o ângulo palpebral lateral antes e depois de 60 dias da realização da cirurgia de blefaroplastia superior. RESULTADOS: Após a cirurgia, houve aumento da altura da fenda palpebral e do sulco palpebral superior. Contudo, o ângulo palpebral lateral não se alterou. CONCLUSÃO: A posição palpebral se altera após a blefaroplastia e o processamento de imagens digitais possibilita quantificar estas alterações, mensurando os resultados obtidos com a cirurgia.PURPOSE: To evaluate eyelid measures before and after upper blepharoplasty surgery using a digital image system. METHODS: Eighteen eyelids of 9 patients with dermatochalasis were evaluated at the Hospital das Clínicas de Botucatu - UNESP regarding eyelid measures before and after upper blepharoplasty. All patients were female, aged between 40 and 75 years. The images were acquired by a photographic camera, transferred to a computer and then analyzed by the Scion Image Frame Grabber program. The evaluated parameters were upper eyelid position in primary gaze position, upper palpebral sulcus and lateral eyelid angle. The measures were obtained before and after 60 days of upper dermatochalasis surgery. RESULTS: After the surgery, there was an increase of upper eyelid position and upper palpebral sulcus; the lateral palpebral angle did not show any alteration. CONCLUSION
Giovanni André Pires Viana
Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Foi realizado um estudo prospectivo com objetivo de avaliar os resultados de cinquenta pacientes submetidos a blefaroplastia inferior transcutânea, visando a análise do resultado clínico e a satisfação dos pacientes na Universidade Federal de São Paulo, entre abril de 2005 e maio de 2007. MÉTODOS: Os pacientes foram alocados aleatoriamente em dois grupos cirúgicos. O Grupo Cirúrgico 1 (Grupo Controle foi composto por 25 pacientes submetidos a blefaroplastia inferior tradicional e cantopexia lateral de rotina. O Grupo Cirúrgico 2 (Grupo Experimental foi composto por 25 pacientes submetidos a blefaroplastia inferior com transposição das bolsas adiposas e cantopexia lateral de rotina. Para avaliar os resultados obtidos foi utilizado a avaliação da autoestima dos pacientes, por meio da Escala de Autoestima de Rosenberg UNIFESP/EPM. O outro método utilizado foi solicitar a participação de três cirurgiões independentes que avaliaram as fotografias de pré e pós-operatório e com auxílio de uma escala topográfica, quantificaram os resultados. RESULTADOS: A média de idade foi de 48,8 anos, com predomínio do sexo feminino (96%. A análise das fotografias mostrou que 96% dos pacientes apresentaram melhora significativa. A autoestima melhorou de um escore médio no pré-operatório de 5,1 (desvio padrão = 4,1 para um valor médio de 3,6 (desvio padrão = 3,5 após 6 meses da cirurgia (p=0,001. CONCLUSÃO: Os autores concluíram que ambos os procedimentos seriam seguros e eficazes, com baixo índice de complicação, apresentando melhora da autoestima, visível após seis meses da cirurgia.PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze prospectively fifty patients submitted to lower eyelid blepharoplasty at the Federal University of São Paulo, between April 2005 and May 2007. METHODS: Fifty patients were assigned to interventions into two surgical groups by using random allocation. The Surgical Group1 (control group
The role of the orbicularis oculi muscle and the eyelid crease in optimizing results in aesthetic upper blepharoplasty: a new look at the surgical treatment of mild upper eyelid fissure and fold asymmetries.
One of the most common aesthetic and rejuvenative facial plastic surgical procedures performed is upper blepharoplasty. The traditional approaches to this procedure have been conceptually related to the removal of apparent "excess" tissue to enhance the visibility of the pretarsal region and reduce the upper eyelid irregularities and changes that occur with age. Many times, surgery has been performed both bilaterally and similarly on each side without extensive preoperative planning irrespective of the patient presentation and has commonly incorporated the removal of skin, orbicularis oculi muscle, and upper periorbital fat. The orbicularis oculi muscle is excised for a variety of reasons and has, in general, not been considered as an important component that mandates preservation or a potential means with which to further enhance outcomes by manipulation. If upper eyelid ptosis is also present, it may be treated by traditional methods of blepharoptosis repair. Despite this, patients are more often generally pleased with the obvious improvements after surgery with these traditional surgical procedures, yet the changes do not necessarily approach the youthful configuration in some individuals, the asymmetries that they had presented with may persist, and changes might occur that were not anticipated that may detract from the overall aesthetic result. A simple yet comprehensive approach to upper blepharoplasty that considers both the youthful or desired appearance and the management of upper eyelid asymmetries by preservation or selective treatment of the orbicularis oculi muscle and placement of the upper eyelid crease to improve aesthetic outcomes is presented in this article.
Rejane Dantas Rodrigues Gonçalves
Full Text Available OBJETIVO: Avaliar a eficácia e a segurança do emprego oral de midazolam (15 mg como medicação pré-anestésica em pacientes submetidos a blefaroplastias. MÉTODOS: Foi desenvolvido um ensaio clínico prospectivo, duplo cego, randomizado, controlado com 42 pacientes, risco ASA I e II, divididos em três grupos de 14 pacientes: grupo M (midazolam 15 mg, grupo P (placebo e grupo SM (sem medicação. Os pacientes foram avaliados quanto ao grau de sedação e dor intraoperatórias e variação entre os períodos pré e transoperatórios da ansiedade, pressão arterial sistólica e diastólica, frequência respiratória e pulso. RESULTADOS: A análise de variância unifatorial com teste de Tukey mostrou que a administração de midazolam ocasionou uma redução significativa da pressão arterial sistólica e da frequência respiratória no período transoperatório em relação aos pacientes que utilizaram placebo ou não fizeram uso de medicamento. Esses efeitos foram discretos e acompanhados de diminuição na percepção da dor, discreta sedação e redução da ansiedade. CONCLUSÃO: A sedação via oral com midazolam em pacientes submetidos a cirurgias palpebrais demonstrou ser eficiente de fácil aplicação e com mínimos efeitos sistêmicos.PURPOSE: To evaluate the safety and usefulness of the use of oral sedation with midazolam (15 mg in patients submitted to blepharoplasty. METHODS: Randomized double-blind prospective study of 42 patients (surgical risk ASA I and II divided into three groups of 14 patients each: Group M (midazolam 15 mg, group P (placebo and group SM (no medication. All patients were evaluated according to the degree of sedation and pain during surgery and the variation of anxiety between the preoperative and intraoperative period, arterial pressure (systolic-SAP and diastolic-DAP, respiratory frequency (RF and pulsation. RESULTS: Unifatorial variance analysis with Tukey test demonstrated that the use of midazolam
Full Text Available The periorbital region forms the epicenter of facial aging changes and receives highest attention from physicians and patients. The concern about visual function, clubbed with the need for hidden incisions, makes the periocular region a highly specialized surgical area, most appropriately handled by an ophthalmic plastic surgeon. The article provides an overview of cosmetic eyelid and facial surgery in the periocular region. Common aesthetic surgical procedures as well as ocular side-effects of commonly performed periocular injections are discussed from the dermatologist′s point of view.
Carlos Gustavo de Melo Gonçalves de Lima
Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a importância dos exames objetivos, da história ocular, além da anatomia orbitária e periorbitária, na identificação dos pacientes com risco de desenvolver olho seco no pós-operatório da blefaroplastia. MÉTODOS: Realizado estudo prospectivo em 29 pacientes com dermatocálaze, que foram avaliados antes e três meses após a blefaroplastia. Mudanças nos sintomas oculares, no exame físico e nos testes objetivos (teste de Schirmer, tempo de quebra do filme lacrimal e coloração com rosa bengala, foram avaliadas. RESULTADOS: Não foram encontradas alterações estatisticamente significativas nos resultados dos testes objetivos, à exceção do teste de Schirmer II, entre o pré e o pós-operatório. Em relação às modificações na anatomia palpebral, foram observadas alterações na fenda palpebral e na excursão do músculo levantador da pálpebra superior, que foram estatisticamente significativas no pós-operatório. CONCLUSÕES: Podemos afirmar que as modificações da fenda palpebral acontecem com elevada freqüência nos pacientes submetidos à blefaroplastia estética. Pode-se concluir ainda que, no presente estudo, os exames objetivos para a avaliação do olho seco não demonstraram alterações significativas no pós-operatório, à exceção do teste de Schirmer II.PURPOSES: To evaluate the importance of objective examinations together with ocular history and orbital and periorbital anatomy, to identifying patients at risk of developing a post-blepharoplasty dry eye complication. METHODS: A prospective study was performed on 29 patients with dermatochalasis that were studied before and three months after blepharoplasty. Changes in ocular symptoms, physical examination and in objective tests, like Schirmer's test, tear film break-up time and rose bengal coloration were evaluated. RESULTS: No statistical significant alteration in results of objective tests, except Schirmer II test, between pre and
Carlos Gustavo de Melo Gonçalves de Lima
Full Text Available OBJETIVOS: Avaliar a importância dos exames objetivos, da história ocular, além da anatomia orbitária e periorbitária, na identificação dos pacientes com risco de desenvolver olho seco no pós-operatório da blefaroplastia. MÉTODOS: Foi realizado estudo prospectivo em 29 pacientes com dermatocálase, que foram avaliados antes e três meses após a blefaroplastia. Mudanças nos sintomas oculares, no exame físico e nos testes objetivos (teste de Schirmer, tempo de quebra do filme lacrimal e coloração com rosa bengala, foram avaliadas. RESULTADOS: Não foram encontradas alterações estatisticamente significativas nos resultados dos testes objetivos, à exceção do teste de Schirmer II, entre o pré e o pós-operatório. Em relação às modificações na anatomia palpebral, foram observadas alterações na fenda palpebral e na excursão do músculo levantador da pálpebra superior, que foram estatisticamente significativas no pós-operatório. CONCLUSÕES: Podemos afirmar que as modificações da fenda palpebral acontecem com elevada freqüência nos pacientes submetidos à blefaroplastia estética. Pode-se concluir ainda que, no presente estudo, os exames objetivos para a avaliação do olho seco não demonstraram alterações significativas no pós-operatório, à exceção do teste de Schirmer II.PURPOSES: To evaluate the importance of objective examinations in conjunction with ocular history and orbital and periorbital anatomy, to identify patients at risk of developing a post-blepharoplasty dry eye complication. METHODS: A prospective study was peformed on 29 patients with dermatochalasis who were studied before and three months after blepharoplasty. Changes in ocular symptoms, physical examination and in objective tests, like Schirmer's test, tear film break-up time and rose Bengal coloration were evaluated. RESULTS: No statistically significant alteration in results of objective tests, except Schirmer II test, was found between
A. Novo Torres
y por tanto la recuperación es mas rápida; posibilita también la cirugía de rescate en caso de correcciones insuficientes y evita el problema de sobrecorrección con exceso de resección de tejido conjuntival. En resumen se trata de una modificación quirúrgica que facilita la técnica, disminuye las complicaciones postoperatorias, mejora la recuperación y evita la sensación de cuerpo extraño intraocular de una resección conjuntivalBlepharoptosis is the abnormally low of the top eyelid during the direct look. Best results are obtained by resection or advance of the elevator muscle or aponeurosis, whenever the elevator has a suitable function. We present a modification to the Blaskovics´s technique for correction of moderate blepharoptosis, with good function of the elevator muscle. We present a serie of 10 cases where we used a variant of Blaskovics’s technique of resection of the elevator for surgical correction of ptosis. Seven were bilateral cases and 3 unilateral ones. In all the cases the elevator function was between 4 and 8 mm and ptosis was major than 4mm with visual field decrease in the direct look. Surgical technique included a cutaneous horizontal incision of Blepharoplasty, wide exhibition of elevator muscle and aponeurosis, respecting orbicular fatty bags and separating it from the palpebral conjunctive. In all the cases correction of the ptosis were obtained. The grade of asymmetry was lower than 0,3 cm. One case presented in the inmediate postoperatory opening of the suture in his medial side and had to be re-taken after 10 days. The palpebral postoperative edema was solved between 2 – 8th day allowing evaluation in that moment. Patient’s satisfaction was good or very good and the visual field was complete in all patients Classic surgical techniques and its modifications for correction of ptosis keep on being valid. With this modification that respects conjuctive we avoid to add morbidity to the surgical process. We think that
Avaliação do impacto da blefaroplastia superior na qualidade de vida utilizando questionário padronizado (Qblefaro: estudo piloto Assessing the impact of upper blepharoplasty on quality of life with a standardized questionnaire (QBleflaro: a pilot study
Maurício Pedreira Paixão
Full Text Available FUNDAMENTOS: Há escassa literatura sobre a avaliação dos resultados cirúrgicos e do impacto da cirurgia de blefaroplastia superior na qualidade de vida dos pacientes. OBJETIVO: Avaliar o impacto na qualidade de vida dos pacientes submetidos à cirurgia de blefaroplastia superior. MÉTODOS: Estudo prospectivo com questionário padronizado, em mulheres adultas submetidas à blefaroplastia superior e avaliadas após 90 dias para estimativa do impacto cirúrgico na qualidade de vida e de complicações. RESULTADOS: Foram avaliadas 41 mulheres adultas saudáveis (idade mediana 53 anos no período de junho de 2005 a março de 2006. O questionário apresentou alta consistência interna. O elemento de qualidade de vida de maior impacto na primeira semana foi relacionado à percepção da aparência física, e o de menor impacto foi relacionadoà convivência com as pessoas próximas. A cicatrização hipertrófica foi a principal complicação tardia. O grau de satisfação com a cirurgia relacionou-se significativamente com a ausência de efeitos indesejados (pBACKGROUND: There is scarce literature on assessing surgical results and the impact of upper blepharoplasty on quality of life of patients. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the impact on quality of life of patients submitted to upper blepharoplasty. METHODS: A prospective study using a standardized questionnaire applied to adult women submitted to upper blepharoplasty and evaluated 90 days later to estimate the surgical impact on quality of life and complications. RESULTS: Forty-one healthy adult females (median age of 53 years were evaluated from June 2005 to March 2006. The questionnaire showed high internal consistency. The quality of life element with greater impact on the first postoperative week was related to physical appearance perception and that of lesser impact was associated to relationship with relatives and close friends. Hypertrophic scar was the main late complication. Satisfaction
Conclusion: In clinical practice, we recommend that patient should be informed about the possibility of recurrence of an adverse reaction in case of re-exposure to lidocaine, even in the vast majority of cases where true allergy could not be proven. In case of further need for local anesthesia with history of an adverse event, a different agent may be chosen even from the same class (another amide as cross-reactions in the amide group are rare. Otherwise, an anesthetic from the ester group can also be safely used.
Park, Kisoo; Guo, Ziyi; Park, Dae Hwan
The normal morphological and functional values of orbits vary according to race, sex, and age. We measured the palpebral fissure using the marginal reflex distance (MRD 1 ), marginal limbal distance (MLD), and vertical height of the palpebral fissure (VHPF). Unfortunately, these measurements are all one-dimensional figures that measure the distance between two points; they have limitations when it comes to measuring the three-dimensional ocular surface. Therefore, this study used the area of corneal exposure (ACE), which shows a two-dimensional area, to measure changes between the sizes of eyes according to age. This study was conducted using preoperative photographs of Koreans in Daegu city, Korea, who underwent plastic surgery in our department except for eyelid surgery. We divided the subjects into eight groups, including ten males and ten females in each decade of age, from age 10 to over 80 years. A total of 160 people were recruited who were followed up for photograph analysis using Adobe Photoshop 7.0 software. In terms of the mean value, the ACEs were 73.3 ± 2% in male subjects and 77.1 ± 2% in female subjects, and values for female subjects were greater than those for male subjects (p Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .
Czyz, Craig N.; Stacey, Andrew W.; Cahill, Kenneth V.; Foster, Jill A.
Purpose: Kaolin is a mineral shown to be effective in controlling hemorrhage when combined with standard gauze and applied to wounds. This study investigates the application of kaolin to control intraoperative bleeding and promote wound healing in eyelid surgery. Methods: This prospective, randomized, double-blind study recruited patients who underwent eyelid surgery. Following skin incision, kaolin-impregnated gauzewas placed in one eyelid wound bed and cotton gauze in the other, then removed. Distinct, individual areas of bleeding were recorded. Standardized photographs were obtained postoperatively on Day 1, 4, and 7. Photographs were graded for edema and ecchymosis by four blinded observers. Patients also completed a survey inquiring which side had more bruising, swelling, and pain at each return visit. Results: A total of 46 patients completed the study. The number of intraoperative bleeding sites for kaolin versus plain gauze was not significantly different (p=0.96). Photographic grading by blinded observers did not identify any statistically significant differences in postoperative edema at any time point between lids. There was a statistically significant difference for ecchymosis at postoperative Day 4 (p=0.009) and Day 7 (p=0.016). Patient surveys did not show any difference in perceived edema, ecchymosis, or pain between lids. Conclusion: Intraoperative hemostasis was not affected by the use of kaolin-impregnated gauze. The effectiveness of kaolin in wound healing showed improved ecchymosis at Days 4 and 7 when assessed by blinded observers. Patients did not notice any improvement in postoperative edema, ecchymosis, or pain. PMID:27386052
Klapper, Stephen R.; Patrinely, James R.
There is a broad spectrum of complications that can occur following cosmetic eyelid surgery. The experienced eyelid surgeon should be able to avoid most serious complications through proper patient selection, a comprehensive preoperative assessment and surgical plan, meticulous surgical technique, and appropriate postoperative care. The aesthetic eyelid surgeon must counsel a patient contemplating blepharoplasty surgery regarding typical expectations including edema, eyelid numbness, dry eyes...
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Arwa Mohammad Hassan; Ghada Fawzy Hassan; Hedaya Yousef Aldalies; Gamal Mohammad El Maghraby
Periorbital dark circles (PODC) are a common worldwide cosmetic problem. It is difficult to treat due to complications in its pathogenesis and aetiology. Available lines of treatment for PODC include whitening creams, topical retinoid acid, chemical peeling, laser therapy, carboxytherapy, autologous fat transplantation, injectable fillers and surgery (blepharoplasty).The aim of this study isto evaluate and compare the efficacy of chemical peels using trichloroacetic acid (3.75%) and lactic ac...
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Mani, Nasrin; McLeod, Jasmine; Sauder, Maxwell B; Sauder, Daniel N; Bothwell, Marcella R
To demonstrate safely with the use of polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA) microspheres in the infraorbital eyelid area using a deliberate conservative injection in the treatment of rhytids. A retrospective case series of 289 patients in an outpatient cosmetic dermatology clinic evaluated and treated by one senior provider (NM) of infraorbital rhytids with PMMA from December 2010 to March 2011. Statistical analysis was performed for race, skin type, history of hypertrophic scar, autoimmunity, history of "sensitive skin" and history of prior procedures such as prior facelift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty. Two hundred ninety-one patients underwent at least 1-6 injections of PMMA microspheres into bilateral under eye area. Early complications were edema and ecchymosis. Late complications were identified in 4 of 289 patients who developed small granulomas. All patients who developed granulomas had had a previous lower blepharoplasty (P = 0.00). A history of "sensitive skin" was approaching statistical significance (P = 0.15). This study has shown that PMMA microsphere injection is a safe subdermal technique in the correction of infraorbital rhytids. Safety was demonstrated in 289 patients with only 4 minor complications of small lateral granuloma which all resolved within 4 weeks after intralesion triamcinolone injection. However, this is an off-label use of a permanent filler not approved for use in the infraorbits and significant caution must be taken with full disclosure to the patient leading to informed consent. Caution in PMMA microsphere injection should be given in the patient with prior blepharoplasty. The advantage of PMMA microsphere is that the result seems to be predictable and natural. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Landis, B J
Primary care providers are often the source of information regarding health matters including elective cosmetic surgery. Practitioners should know about the more common cosmetic surgical procedures to assist their clients in making informed decisions regarding these operations. This article describes facial cosmetic surgical procedures performed to modify the signs of aging, which includes rhytidectomy ("face lift"), blepharoplasty ("eyelid surgery"), chemical peels, and dermabrasion. Issues discussed include preoperative considerations, expected outcomes, length of recovery period, costs, and complications (hemorrhage, necrosis, nerve injury, psychologic sequelae). Because facial cosmetic surgery usually has a positive impact on one's self-esteem, there has been an overall increase in facial cosmetic procedures during the past decade.
Sahan, Ali; Tamer, Funda
Facial nerve paralysis can occur due to infection, inflammation, trauma, surgery, and tumors. It leads to facial asymmetry, impaired oral competence, articulation deficits, and psychological problems. Treatment options include physical therapy, static slings, nerve and muscle transfers, blepharoplasty, brow lift, and chemodenervation with botulinum toxin. We report the case of a 66-year-old Caucasian female with permanent facial paralysis following middle ear surgery. The facial asymmetry was treated successfully with botulinum toxin A injection, hyaluronic acid dermal filler injection, and a thread-lift procedure.
Volpei, Ch; Fernandez, J; Chignon-Sicard, B
The eyelid-cheek junction is a key area which generates many comments: from looking tired to looking good or rested, without forgetting charm, beauty, and a youthful appearance. In spite of many interesting medical and surgical procedures, treating this area is sometimes difficult and results are not always up to our expectations. Standardized blepharoplasty, which has often been improperly used, has shown its limits. Since the latest refinements, lipostructure has revolutionised blepharoplasty and serving as a reference, it has become an established technique. Subperiostal mediofacial lift allows outstanding results at the cost of a certain technical aggressiveness. Aesthetic medicine proposes worthy alternative and/or appropriate complementary solutions. Different procedures we dispose of have been reviewed together with their assets and their limits. A codification of therapeutic indications is proposed. The positioning of the eyelid-cheek clinical junction in relation with the low orbital bone rim influences our strategy in choosing the appropriate technique. Copyright © 2017. Published by Elsevier Masson SAS.
Facial "rejuvenation" procedures make an implicit claim to provide a more youthful appearance. However, any benefit from such procedures has not been objectively evaluated and validated. This study was undertaken to investigate the effectiveness of facial rejuvenation using a deep-plane facelift and other cosmetic procedures. Seventy-five patients were included in the study - 71 consecutive patients who met the study criteria and four controls. Inclusion criteria included at least 6 months' follow-up, standardized photos with no makeup or jewelry, and no subsequent cosmetic procedures. Simultaneous procedures included submental lipectomy, fat injection, laser skin resurfacing, blepharoplasty, endoscopic forehead lift, and chin/jowl augmentation. Photographs were judged by 198 independent members of the public who were asked to rate apparent age. The mean reduction in apparent age for all surgical patients was 6.0 years (range 0.8-14.2 years) versus no change for the control patients (p youthful appearance. Facelift, laser resurfacing, blepharoplasty, and endoscopic forehead lift all significantly contribute to a reduction in apparent age. Copyright © 2011 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Alster, Tina S; Bellew, Supriya G
Upper eyelid dermatochalasis is typically treated with excisional blepharoplasty. The role of the CO2 laser previously had been confined to that of a vaporizing, incisional, or hemostatic tool. Over the past several years, however, ablative CO2 laser skin resurfacing has been popularized as an adjunctive treatment to blepharoplasty to minimize periorbital rhytides through its vaporizing as well as skin-tightening action. To evaluate the safety and efficacy of a high-energy pulsed CO2 laser as a stand-alone treatment for dermatochalasis and periorbital rhytides. Sixty-seven patients (skin phototypes I-IV) with mild-to-severe upper eyelid dermatochalasis and periorbital rhytides received periocular CO2 laser skin treatment. Global assessment scores of dermatochalasis and rhytides were determined by a side-by-side comparison of periocular photographs preoperatively and 1, 3, and 6 months postoperatively. In addition, caliper measurements of upper eyelids before and 1, 3, and 6 months after treatment were obtained. Both dermatochalasis and periorbital rhytides were significantly improved after periocular CO2 laser skin resurfacing. Patients with more severe dermatochalasis and rhytides showed greater improvement after CO2 laser treatment than did those with mild or moderate involvement. Side effects were limited to erythema and transient hyperpigmentation. No scarring, hypopigmentation, or ectropion were observed. Periocular skin resurfacing with a CO2 laser can safely and effectively improve upper eyelid dermatochalasis and periorbital rhytides.
Bernardini, Francesco P; Gennai, Alessandro; Izzo, Luigi; Devoto, Martin H
The forehead/brow complex, the temporal region, the upper eyelid, the zygomatic area, the lower eyelid, and the cheek comprise the periocular esthetic unit. The combination of variable degrees of tissue descent and fat deflation of the component parts of the unit determine its appearance with age. The authors report the results of tissue repositioning through a minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lift and volume restoration used in combination to restore the natural youthful appearance of the periocular esthetic unit. The authors retrospectively reviewed the charts of patients who underwent minimal incisions vertical endoscopic lift and fat grafting over a 12-year period in 3 different centers. Patients results were evaluated with standardized pre- and postoperative pictures graded by masked observers in a scale from poor, fair, satisfactory, to very satisfactory results. Patient satisfaction was self-graded in the same manner. The study consists of 400 patients, of whom 337 (85%) were women and 63 (14.8%) were men, with a mean age of 46 years (range 38-67) for women and mean age of 53 years (range 48-65) for men. Mean follow up was 16 months (range 6 months-8 years); in 180 patients follow up was 2 years or longer. Additional procedures included lower blepharoplasty in 205 patients (51%), neck lift in 102 patients (26%), upper blepharoplasty in 63 patients (15.7%), lateral canthoplasty in 9 patients (2.3%), and upper eyelid ptosis in 6 patients (1.5%). The results were graded as satisfactory or very satisfactory by 95% of patients and by 91% of observers. On the basis of the anatomical changes that occur in the periocular esthetic unit, tissue repositioning is indicated to address the descent of the superior complex and in minor part of the inferior complex, while volume restoration is indicated to address the volume depletion of the inferior and the lateral complexes and for refinements of the superior complex. The authors propose a systematic combination of
Chung, Seungil; Ahn, Byungjoon; Yang, Wonyong; Burm, Jansik; Bum, Jinsik; Kim, Kiyup; Kang, Sangyoon
The purpose of this paper is to report the outcome of retrotarsal tucking of Müller muscle-levator aponeurosis for the correction of borderline to moderate ptosis in conjunction with esthetic blepharoplasty in Asian eyelids and to explore the relationship between the extent of advancement and change in the eyelid position (MRD1). The medical records of 290 consecutive patients who underwent retrotarsal tucking of Müller muscle-levator aponeurosis from February 2005 to November 2011 were reviewed. Of those, 26 patients (51 eyelids) were statistically analyzed. The correction was performed through an external upper blepharoplasty approach. Once the orbital septum was opened, the Müller muscle-levator aponeurosis was advanced and tucked under the posterior surface of the tarsus by a single lifting suture. The average follow-up period was 20.6 months, with a range of 3-68 months. In 26 patients (51 eyelids), satisfactory results were recorded for 49 of 51 eyelids (96.1 %). The margin reflex distance-1 (MRD1) increased from 1.56 ± 0.70 mm preoperatively to 3.86 ± 0.94 mm postoperatively (p MRD1 of 1 mm was achieved. For 7.2 and 8.3 mm of advancement, the average MRD1 achieved was 2 and 3 mm each. A noteworthy complication, although not included in statistical analysis, was one patient who had developed corneal irritation caused by the conjunctival exposure to the non-absorbable suture 3 years after the surgery, which led the subject to have the suture removed. The author concludes that this procedure is one of the most effective surgical options in correcting borderline to moderate blepharoptosis in conjunction with esthetic blepharoplasty. The main advantage of such a method is that once the orbital septum is opened, Müller muscle-levator aponeurosis is easily advanced and tucked under the posterior surface of the tarsal plate without extensive dissection or resection, which is less traumatic and gives a more vertical lifting vector, thus producing excellent
Renó, Waldir Teixeira
The changes in the aging face occur from progressive ptosis of the skin, fat, and muscle, in conjunction with bone absorption and cartilage atrophy. In the orbital region, hollowness and compartmentalization occur. Conventional face lift procedures correct only the skin flaccidity, and superficial musculoaponeurotic system techniques reposition the skin and platysma without repositioning the middle third of the face, creating an artificial jawline. Subperiosteal rhytidectomy disrupts the anatomy of the periorbita, which gives the patient a certain scarecrow aspect. Composite rhytidectomy associated with brow lift and blepharoplasty may offer better results, with improvement in the malar and orbital regions. The reinforced orbitotemporal lift (ROTEL) is a new procedure in a face lift that allows the orbicularis oculi muscle and all the structures connected to it to be elevated and stretched and the orbitotemporal skin to be raised, repositioning these structures and ending orbital compartmentalization. The result is an impressive improvement in the malar-orbitotemporal region, resulting in a natural and youthful appearance.
Chuang, Jessica; Barnes, Christian; Wong, Brian J F
Facial plastic surgery is a multidisciplinary specialty largely driven by otolaryngology but includes oral maxillary surgery, dermatology, ophthalmology, and plastic surgery. It encompasses both reconstructive and cosmetic components. The scope of practice for facial plastic surgeons in the United States may include rhinoplasty, browlifts, blepharoplasty, facelifts, microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck, craniomaxillofacial trauma reconstruction, and correction of defects in the face after skin cancer resection. Facial plastic surgery also encompasses the use of injectable fillers, neural modulators (e.g., BOTOX Cosmetic, Allergan Pharmaceuticals, Westport, Ireland), lasers, and other devices aimed at rejuvenating skin. Facial plastic surgery is a constantly evolving field with continuing innovative advances in surgical techniques and cosmetic adjunctive technologies. This article aims to give an overview of the various procedures that encompass the field of facial plastic surgery and to highlight the recent advances and trends in procedures and surgical techniques.
Klapper, Stephen R; Patrinely, James R
There is a broad spectrum of complications that can occur following cosmetic eyelid surgery. The experienced eyelid surgeon should be able to avoid most serious complications through proper patient selection, a comprehensive preoperative assessment and surgical plan, meticulous surgical technique, and appropriate postoperative care. The aesthetic eyelid surgeon must counsel a patient contemplating blepharoplasty surgery regarding typical expectations including edema, eyelid numbness, dry eyes, and mild blurred vision. Patients must also be aware of the risks and the signs of serious complications such as infection, hematoma, or severe vision loss. Oculofacial surgeons must be capable of managing these adverse outcomes. The management of these urgent complications as well as other significant postoperative problems including diplopia, lagophthalmos, eyelid malposition, severe chemosis and edema, crease abnormalities, and wound dehiscence is outlined in this review.
Press, U P
Surgery of the aging eyelid makes great demands on the oculoplastic surgeon regarding preoperative diagnostics as well as choosing the ideal surgical method. This is not only important regarding reconstructive anatomic function but also for aesthetic aspects. This paper gives a résumé of modern diagnostics and therapy of the involutional syndrome of the eyelid. Treating ptosis of the eyebrow, blepharoplasty, blepharoptosis as well as malposition of the lower lid such as ectropion and entropion not only has an impact on the visual system but also on the individual facial features. Considering and treating this makes the highest demands on the oculoplastic surgeon to consider and treat the above problens in order to achieve ideal results. (c)Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart New York.
Lam, Samuel M
Cosmetic surgery of the Asian face has become increasingly popular in the Far East and the West. The Asian male identity has undergone an evolution in Western media toward a more positive change. The standards of beauty have also changed, being defined by more multicultural models and styles of dress than before. To undertake cosmetic surgery of the Asian face, particularly of the Asian male, requires a different psychological understanding of the individual as well as an entirely different surgical technique in most cases. This brief article does not delve into the technical details of each procedure but concentrates on the salient differences in how to approach the Asian male patient for each of the different procedures, including Asian blepharoplasty, augmentation rhinoplasty, lip reduction, dimple fabrication, otoplasty, facial contouring and aging face procedures, and hair restoration.
Full Text Available Shani Golan, Gilad Rabina, Shimon Kurtz, Igal Leibovitch Division of Orbital and Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery, Department of Ophthalmology, Tel Aviv Medical Center, Sackler Faculty of Medicine, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel Purpose and design: The aim of this study was to establish the prevalence of known glaucoma in patients undergoing ectropion or entropion surgical repair. In this study, retrospective review of case series was performed.Participants: All patients who underwent ectropion or entropion surgery in a tertiary medical center between 2007 and 2014 were included. The etiology of eyelid malpositioning was involutional or cicatricial.Methods: The medical files of the study participants were reviewed for the presence and type of glaucoma, medical treatment, duration of treatment, and the amount of drops per day. These data were compared to a matched control group of 101 patients who underwent blepharoplasty for dermatochalasis in the same department during the same period.Main outcome measure: In this study, the prevalence of glaucoma in individuals with ectropion or entropion was the main outcome measure.Results: A total of 227 patients (57% men, mean age: 79.2 years who underwent ectropion or entropion surgery comprised the study group and 101 patients who underwent upper blepharoplasty for dermatochalasis comprised the control group. Compared to four patients in the control group (4%, P=0.01, 30 of the study patients (13.2% had coexisting glaucoma. Of 30 glaucomatous patients, 25 had primary open-angle glaucoma for a mean duration of 10.3 years. The glaucomatous patients were treated with an average of 2.7 antiglaucoma medications.Conclusion: An increased prevalence of known glaucoma in patients undergoing ectropion or entropion repair surgery was found. This observation may indicate that the chronic usage of topical anti-glaucoma eyedrops may lead to an increased risk of developing eyelid malpositions, especially in
Deliaert, An E K; van den Elzen, M E P; van den Kerckhove, E; Fieuws, S; van der Hulst, R R W J
Smoking is a major cause of premature facial aging. Skin aging in general, often accompanied by wrinkling and furrowing, plays a significant role in the decision to undergo aesthetic surgery. Smoking may therefore be related to the demand for cosmetic surgery. This study aimed to compare smoking habits with respect to a standard cosmetic procedure (blepharoplasty) in the general population and to evaluate whether the age at surgery differs between smokers and nonsmokers. A questionnaire was sent to 517 patients with valid reports describing dermatochalasis of the upper eyelid who subsequently underwent an upper-eyelid correction in 2004. Smoking habits, socioeconomic status, and medical history were evaluated. The patients were classified as smokers, ex-smokers with at least 1 year of smoking cessation, and never-smokers. Of the 353 questionnaires (68.3 %) returned, 345 were eligible for statistical analysis. The smoking habits did not differ between the blepharoplasty group and the general population. However, the smokers underwent surgery an average of 3.7 years earlier than the ex-smokers (p=0.0007) and 3.5 years earlier than the never-smokers (p=0.006). No significant difference was observed between the ex-smokers and the never-smokers. This is the first study to describe an association between smoking habits and an earlier need for upper-eyelid correction among ex- and never-smokers. The mechanism of skin restoration could result in a regenerative mechanism among ex-smokers, but further research is needed to support this hypothesis. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors at www.springer.com/00266.
Reilly, Michael J; Tomsic, Jaclyn A; Fernandez, Stephen J; Davison, Steven P
To date, the conversation about facial rejuvenation surgery has focused on one goal: youthfulness. However, human beings are judged throughout life based on many other characteristics and personal qualities conveyed by their faces. The term facial profiling has been used to describe this act of determining personality attributes through visual observation. To introduce the concept of facial profiling to the surgical literature and to evaluate and quantify the changes in personality perception that occur with facial rejuvenation surgery. This study was a retrospective evaluation of preoperative and postoperative photographs of 30 white female patients who underwent facial rejuvenation surgery between January 1, 2009, and December 31, 2013. Procedures included rhytidectomy (face-lift), upper blepharoplasty, lower blepharoplasty, eyebrow-lift, neck-lift, and/or chin implant. The 60 photographs (30 preoperative and 30 postoperative) of these patients were split into 6 groups, each with 5 preoperative and 5 postoperative photographs. The same patient's preoperative and postoperative photographs were not included in any single group to avoid any recall bias. At least 24 individuals rated each photograph for 6 personality traits (aggressiveness, extroversion, likeability, trustworthiness, risk seeking, and social skills), as well as for attractiveness and femininity. The raters were blinded as to the intent of the study. Ratings of personality traits, attractiveness, and femininity. Of the 8 traits that were evaluated, analysis revealed 4 traits with statistically significant improvements when comparing preoperative and postoperative scores: likeability (+0.36, P youthful appearance, but this study illuminates the other dimensions of a patient's facial profile that are influenced by facial rejuvenation surgery. The data in this sample population demonstrate an increase in the perception of likeability, social skills, attractiveness, and femininity. To our knowledge
This prospective study assessed outcomes in patients undergoing a deep-plane face lift and other simultaneous facial cosmetic procedures. It is the first prospective outcome study to assess and compare these patients and provide data on patient satisfaction and quality of life—the most important determinants of surgical success. From 2002 to 2007, in-person interviews were conducted with 93 patients who attended a follow-up appointment at least 1 month after surgery from a total of 122 consecutive patients treated with a deep-plane face lift and other facial rejuvenation procedures (response rate, 76 percent). Questions were asked in six categories: patient data, indications, recovery, results, complications, and psychological effects. Responses were analyzed in four groups: face lift alone; face lift and blepharoplasties; face lift and forehead lift; and face lift, blepharoplasties, and endoscopic forehead lift. The average subjective reduction in apparent age was 11.9 years (range, 0 to 27.5 years). Seventy-seven patients (82.8 percent) reported an improvement in self-esteem, and 64 patients (69.6 percent) reported an improved quality of life. There was no significant correlation between result rating and procedure groups, age, gender, smoking history, previous face lift, body mass index, or the occurrence of a complication. Despite a significant recovery period, patient satisfaction was high, with 96.7 percent of patients reporting a more youthful appearance after surgery. Scar dissatisfaction was rare (2.2 percent). With proper patient preparation and education, facial rejuvenation effectively meets patient expectations. These findings support the recommendation of surgical facial rejuvenation to patients who wish to look younger.
Svider, Peter F; Blake, Danielle M; Husain, Qasim; Mauro, Andrew C; Turbin, Roger E; Eloy, Jean Anderson; Langer, Paul D
To assess characteristics associated with various outcomes of malpractice litigation, resulting from injuries sustained during oculoplastic procedures. The Westlaw legal database (Thomson Reuters, New York, NY, U.S.A.) was used to obtain jury verdicts and settlements. Pertinent data were extracted from 69 malpractice cases litigated from 1988 to 2012 involving oculoplastic procedures, including alleged cause of malpractice, outcome, and defendant specialty. The most commonly litigated surgical procedures were blepharoplasty (63.8% of total) and brow lift surgery (11.6%). The most commonly alleged complications included excessive scarring (24.6%), lagophthalmos (24.6%), visual defects (23.2%), and exposure keratitis (21.7%). Plastic surgeons were the most commonly named defendants (46.4%), followed by both comprehensive ophthalmologists and fellowship-trained ophthalmic plastic surgeons (17.3% each). A defense verdict was held in 60.9% of cases, a plaintiff verdict in 31.9% of cases, and a settlement was reached in 7.2% of cases. Blindness, cranial nerve injury, and the allegation of a permanent deficit increased the likelihood of a case being resolved with payment to the plaintiff (Fisher exact tests, p malpractice cases were resolved in favor of the defendant, while settlements and plaintiff decisions averaged $455,703. Blepharoplasty constituted two-thirds of cases, with the most frequently cited associated complications being unsightly scarring, lagophthalmos, and visual deficits. An alleged lack of informed consent (30.4%) or the need for additional surgery (39.1%) was present in a considerable proportion of cases, emphasizing the importance of a detailed informed consent and clear communication preoperatively regarding patient expectations.
Waltzman, Joshua T; Tadisina, Kashyap Komarraju; Orra, Susan; Elbey, Huseyin
Competition among our sister cosmetic specialties continues to increase. Once a field dominated by plastic surgeons, there is a clear trend toward increased competition from core and non-core disciplines. While these marketplace trends are obvious, how such competition has affected academia or peer reviewed publications is less clear. We analyzed the most cited peer reviewed facial aesthetic literature over the past five decades to see if marketplace trends are echoed in a similar manner across the academic disciplines of plastic surgery, otolaryngology, dermatology, and ophthalmology. The top 50 cited articles for each decade from the 1970s to the 2010s were identified for the topics of facelift, rhinoplasty, browlift, and blepharoplasty using the Thomson/Reuters Web of Knowledge. Data collected were: the number of citations/article, first authors' specialty affiliation, and journal specialty affiliation. Data were plotted graphically and trends were analyzed. With regards to first authorship, plastic surgery had the highest percentage across all surgeries at every time point, except for rhinoplasty from 2010-present, when otolaryngology had a higher percentage (48% vs 40%). Observed trends demonstrated: (1) increasing contributions from otolaryngology in rhinoplasty, facelift, and browlift; and (2) increasing contributions from ophthalmology in blepharoplasty. Plastic surgery journals are the most common platform for publication across all four surgeries. Plastic surgeons, and plastic surgery journals, still remain a strong force in academic facial cosmetic surgery. However, it appears that the competition from non-plastic surgeons observed in clinical practice is being mirrored in the area of journal publications. We as a specialty need to continue to strive for high quality academic productivity. © 2016 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Reprints and permission: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Zhang, Xuan-Ping; Jia, Chun-Sheng; Wang, Jian-Ling; Shi, Jing; Zhang, Xin; Li, Xiao-Feng; Xu, Xiao-Kang; Qin, Liang; Zhang, Mei-Ling; Kang, Su-Gang; Duan, Xiao-Dong
To analyze the superiorities of acupoint catgut-embedding therapy, discuss its law of clinical application and provide scientific decision-making for clinical treatment. Literatures on acupoint catgut-embedding therapy in the recent 40 years were selected, input, examined and verified, picked up and analyzed by establishing database with the modern computer technology. (1) One thousand and seventy-five literatures were input. It shows that the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy has an extensive application in all departments, especially in the internal department, accounting for 48.54% (50/103) of the total disease category. It has the most extensive application on treatment of epigastric pain, with the frequency of 102 times, and obesity of 74 times. The next is surgery, accounting for 14.56% (15/103). The major application is on low back pain and leg pain with the frequency of 79 times. Psoriasis, with the frequency of 30 times, holds the major application in dermatological department. And blepharoplasty, with the frequency of 30 times, gains the most application in department of ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology. (2) In the included literatures, selection of adjacent acupoints and distal acupoints are held as the major method of acupoint selection. The adjusted lumbar puncture needle is taken as the major tool for the acupoint catgut-embedding therapy. And catguts of different sizes are adopted for the operation. (3) Analysis of the therapeutic effect shows that acupoint catgut-embedding therapy has obvious effect in all departments, especially in surgery and dermatology, with the total effective rate over 90%. Epigastric pain, obesity, epilepsy, asthma, abdominal pain, facial paralysis and constipation of the internal medicine, low back pain and leg pain of the surgical department, psoriasis of the dermatological department and blepharoplasty of the department of ophthalmology and otorhinolaryngology are considered as the dominant diseases for acupoint
Dan, Joshua; Sinha, Kunal R; Rootman, Daniel B
This study aims to describe Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery in terms of outcomes and potential factors that may predict final positions. This cross-sectional cohort study included patients undergoing Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection surgery for involutional ptosis over a 15-year period. Success was defined in 2 ways: 1) final marginal reflex distance 1 (MRD1) ≥2.5 mm (MRD1 success) and 2) final difference in MRD1 ≤1 mm between eyelids (symmetry success). Percentages of patients achieving both outcomes were calculated. Predictors of outcome were assessed using bivariate analysis and multivariate models. The final sample included 315 eyes in 192 patients. The mean age (standard deviation) was 67.9 (11.9) years, and 60.0% were female. MRD1 ≥2.5 mm was achieved in 65.7% of the sample. Symmetry within 1 mm was achieved in 82.9% of the sample. Significant (p MRD1 success were female sex, concurrent lower eyelid blepharoplasty, and higher preoperative MRD1 in bivariate analysis; preoperative MRD1 and female sex in the multivariate model; and preoperative MRD1 in the a priori model. Significant (p < 0.05) predictors of symmetry success were female sex, previous lower eyelid blepharoplasty, concurrent lateral canthoplasty, preoperative symmetry, and older age in bivariate analysis; only female sex in the multivariate model. Muller's muscle-conjunctival resection is effective for elevating the eyelid in ptosis and may be more effective for achieving symmetry than absolute elevation over 2.5 mm. The results remain difficult to predict based clinical, surgical, or demographic factors.
Somoano, Brian; Chan, Joanna; Morganroth, Greg
Facial rejuvenation using local anesthesia has evolved in the past decade as a safer option for patients seeking fewer complications and minimal downtime. Mini- and short-scar face lifts using more conservative incision lengths and extent of undermining can be effective in the younger patient with lower face laxity and minimal loose, elastotic neck skin. By incorporating both an anterior and posterior approach and using an incision length between the mini and more traditional face lift, the Vertical Vector Face Lift can achieve longer-lasting and natural results with lesser cost and risk. Submentoplasty and liposuction of the neck and jawline, fundamental components of the vertical vector face lift, act synergistically with superficial musculoaponeurotic system plication to reestablish a more youthful, sculpted cervicomental angle, even in patients with prominent jowls. Dramatic results can be achieved in the right patient by combining with other procedures such as injectable fillers, chin implants, laser resurfacing, or upper and lower blepharoplasties. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Slavin, Benjamin; Beer, Jacob
The psychosocial health of patients undergoing cosmetic procedures has often been linked to a host of pre-existing conditions, including the type of procedure being performed. Age, gender, and the psychological state of the patients also contribute to the perceived outcome. Specifically, the presence or absence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD) has been identified as an independent marker for unhappiness following cosmetic procedures.1 However, no study has, to our knowledge, identified a more precise indicator that is associated with higher rates of patient dissatisfaction from cosmetic procedure. This review identifies facial identity and self-perception as potential identifiers of future patient dissatisfaction with cosmetic procedures. Specifically, we believe that patients with a realistic facial identity and self-perception are more likely to be satisfied than those whose self-perceptions are distorted. Patients undergoing restorative procedures, including blepharoplasty, rhytidectomy, and liposuction, are more likely to have an increased outcome favorability rating than those undergoing type change procedures, such as rhinoplasty and breast augmentation. Age, which typically is an independent variable for satisfaction, tends to be associated with increased favorability ratings following cosmetic procedures. Female gender is a second variable associated with higher satisfaction. The authors believe that negative facial identity and self-perception are risk factors for patient dissatisfaction with cosmetic procedural outcomes. Based on this assumption, clinicians may want to focus on the face as a particular area of psychosocial concern. J Drugs Dermatol. 2017;16(6):617-620..
John, Hannah E; Price, Richard D
Aesthetic surgery is, in the USA at least, no longer a taboo subject. Outside North America, public acceptance continues to grow as more procedures are performed each year. While there appears, anecdotally, to be a decrease in patients undergoing cosmetic treatments because of the global financial crisis, the overall trend remains upward. Although popular television programs espouse the benefits of surgery, it is nonsurgical procedures that account, numerically, for the majority of procedures performed; in the USA, there was a 48% growth from 2000 to 2008 in nonsurgical treatments undertaken by women, and 64% in men and while the average surgeon might perform 60 blepharoplasty operations in 2007, (s)he would also undertake 375 botulinum injections, and almost 200 filler injections of varying sorts. Clearly there is enthusiasm for nonsurgical treatments, and this trend appears to be rising. With this in mind, we present an overview of the commonest filler injection material, hyaluronic acid. We present the mechanism of action, the purported risks and benefits, and briefly discuss technique.
Brake, Maria K; Jain, Lauren; Hart, Robert D; Trites, Jonathan R B; Rigby, Matthew; Taylor, S Mark
Patients who have undergone treatment for head and neck cancer are at risk for neck lymphedema, which can severely affect quality of life. Liposuction has been used successfully for cancer patients who suffer from posttreatment limb lymphedema. The purpose of our study was to review the outcomes of head and neck cancer patients at our center who have undergone submental liposuction for posttreatment lymphedema. Prospective cohort study. Oncology center in tertiary hospital setting. Head and neck cancer patients who underwent submental liposuction for posttreatment lymphedema were included. Nine patients met the study criteria. Patients completed 2 surveys (Modified Blepharoplasty Outcome Evaluation and the validated Derriford Appearance Scale) pre- and postoperatively to assess satisfaction. Patients' pre- and postoperative photos were graded by independent observers to assess outcomes objectively. Our study demonstrated a statistically significant improvement in patients' self-perception of appearance and statistically significant objective scoring of appearance following submental liposuction. Submental liposuction improves the appearance and quality of life for head and neck cancer patients suffering from posttreatment lymphedema by way of improving their self-perception and self-confidence. © American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery Foundation 2014.
Sang Wook Jin
Full Text Available AIM:To evaluate the efficacy of Seprafilm® transplantation following adhesiolysis for preventing postoperative readhesion and improving surgical outcomes.METHODS:Primary blepharoplasty was carried out on both eyelids of 18 albino rabbits. After 2 weeks, a new skin incision was made, and adhesiolysis was performed on both eyelids. The rabbits were categorized into two groups, one with adhesiolysis alone in the left eyelid (control group, and the other with adhesiolysis with a Seprafilm® graft in the right eyelid (Seprafilm® group. The degrees of inflammation and fibrosis were examined with hematoxylin-eosin (HE and Masson’s trichrome stains. Expression of α-smooth muscle actin (α-SMA was also immunohistochemically examined.RESULTS:Eyelid examination immediately after the operation revealed mild swelling and hemorrhage in both groups, but these symptoms resolved after 1 week-2 weeks, and eyelid shape had recovered completely in both groups. Microscopic assessments demonstrated that the Seprafilm® group showed less inflammation and fibrosis than the control group. The Seprafilm® group also exhibited fewer α-SMA-positive cells than the control group.CONCLUSION:Based on these findings, we conclude that Seprafilm® graft with adhesiolysis is an effective method for preventing postoperative readhesions after eyelid surgery.
Ciuci, Paul M; Obagi, Suzan
This article examines the pathophysiology of periorbital aging and details a technique, autologous fat transfer, to restore a youthful appearance to the periorbital complex. The use of photographs taken of patients in their late teens or early 20s shows that the main changes of periorbital aging are consistent with volume loss more so than gravitational changes. This article reflects on the shortcomings of currently accepted surgical approaches to the rejuvenation of the periorbital region. After a detailed clinical evaluation of the periorbital region including overall facial aging, brow position, and eyelid laxity, patients underwent autologous fat transfer to the periorbital region. The technique consists of autologous fat harvesting using the senior author's modification of the Coleman technique to the upper brow and lower eyelid region. Detailed clinical evaluations of each subject, and comparisons to a preoperative youthful photograph of each, were made at 1 week, 6 weeks, and 6 months postoperatively. These evaluations included subjective clinical estimations of overall brow fullness, brow position, and upper and lower eyelid laxity; a judgment of the appearance of the supraorbital and infraorbital rim; appearance of a short lower eyelid length, and an assessment of the subject's convex facial profile. While maintaining a natural, "nonsurgical" appearance with this approach and this technique, the patient achieved a more youthful look after autologous fat transfer. Although there are still indications for brow lift and blepharoplasty in certain patients, neither procedure restores a youthful, rejuvenated appearance to the periorbital complex as well as autologous fat transfer.
Victoria, Ana C; Chuck, Roy S; Rosenberg, Jamie; Schwarcz, Robert M
With any operation, the surgeon should be aware of predisposing factors that may lead to postoperative complications. Here we review the major factors due for consideration in both eyelid and refractive eye surgery, preoperatively and postoperatively, and consider the importance of timing to lessen the inherent risks of each procedure. Refractive surgery can affect corneal sensation by ablating the corneal nerves and can cause serious corneal complications if followed by eyelid surgery. Studies find that patients undergoing eyelid surgery have a change in astigmatic error of as much as 1.0 D during the first 3 postoperative months. The longest reported follow-up period of astigmatic changes in adult patients following eyelid ptosis surgery is 1 year and a considerable number of patients had a change in cylinder of up to 0.3 D postoperatively. Blepharoplastic surgery is also reported to cause astigmatic changes postoperatively, significantly more if entire fat pads are removed. To prevent corneal exposure, postrefractive eyelid surgery should be performed at least 6 months after lamellar ablative procedures and at least 3 months after surface ablative procedures. Refractive surgery revision may be necessary when astigmatic error occurs and should be carried out no earlier than 6 months postoperatively to allow for stabilization. Cosmetic blepharoplasty with fat pad debulking should be performed at least 6 months prior to refractive surgery to allow for any potential corneal astigmatic change to stabilize, for regained strength in the orbicularis, and for improved tear film distribution.
Hannah E John, Richard D Price
Full Text Available Hannah E John, Richard D PriceDepartment of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Addenbrookes Hospital, Cambridge University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust, Cambridge, UKAbstract: Aesthetic surgery is, in the USA at least, no longer a taboo subject. Outside North America, public acceptance continues to grow as more procedures are performed each year. While there appears, anecdotally, to be a decrease in patients undergoing cosmetic treatments because of the global financial crisis, the overall trend remains upward. Although popular television programs espouse the benefits of surgery, it is nonsurgical procedures that account, numerically, for the majority of procedures performed; in the USA, there was a 48% growth from 2000 to 2008 in nonsurgical treatments undertaken by women, and 64% in men and while the average surgeon might perform 60 blepharoplasty operations in 2007, (she would also undertake 375 botulinum injections, and almost 200 filler injections of varying sorts. Clearly there is enthusiasm for nonsurgical treatments, and this trend appears to be rising. With this in mind, we present an overview of the commonest filler injection material, hyaluronic acid. We present the mechanism of action, the purported risks and benefits, and briefly discuss technique.Keywords: hyaluronic acid, filler injection, nonsurgical procedures, technique
Ruban, J-M; Barbier, J; Malet, T; Baggio, E
Cosmetic eyelid surgery is becoming increasingly popular. It can rejuvenate the patient's appearance with relatively minor side effects. Its risk/benefit ratio is one of the best in facial cosmetic surgery. However, the patient does not always accurately assess the aesthetic appearance of his or her eyelids. This underscores the importance of clinical examination in order to determine the patient's wishes, and then make an accurate diagnosis and potential surgical plan. We currently oppose, in general, surgical techniques involving tissue removal (skin-muscle and/or fat) in favor of those involving tissue repositioning and grafting (autologous fat pearl transposition, obtained by liposuction, and lipostructure). Furthermore, the place of adjuvant therapies to blepharoplasty is steadily increasing. They mainly include surface treatments (peels and lasers), dermal fillers and anti-wrinkle botulinum toxin injections. They are also increasingly used in isolation in novel ways. In all cases, a perfect knowledge of anatomy and relevant skills and experience remain necessary. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.
Gfrerer, Lisa; Guyuron, Bahman
This article describes connections between migraine surgery and cosmetic surgery including technical overlap, benefits for patients, and why every plastic surgeon may consider screening cosmetic surgery patients for migraine headache (MH). Contemporary migraine surgery began by an observation made following forehead rejuvenation, and the connection has continued. The prevalence of MH among females in the USA is 26%, and females account for 91% of cosmetic surgery procedures and 81-91% of migraine surgery procedures, which suggests substantial overlap between both patient populations. At the same time, recent reports show an overall increase in cosmetic facial procedures. Surgical techniques between some of the most commonly performed facial surgeries and migraine surgery overlap, creating opportunity for consolidation. In particular, forehead lift, blepharoplasty, septo-rhinoplasty, and rhytidectomy can easily be part of the migraine surgery, depending on the migraine trigger sites. Patients could benefit from simultaneous improvement in MH symptoms and rejuvenation of the face. Simple tools such as the Migraine Headache Index could be used to screen cosmetic surgery patients for MH. Similarity between patient populations, demand for both facial and MH procedures, and technical overlap suggest great incentive for plastic surgeons to combine both. Level of Evidence V This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266 .
Full Text Available Purpose. To assess FGF-β, TGF-β, and COX2 expression and immunocompetent cells in the orbital tissue of patients with severe and mild Graves’ orbitopathy. Patients and Methods. Orbital tissue was taken from 27 patients with GO: (1 severe GO (n=18, the mean clinical activity score (CAS being 8.5 (SD 2.5; and (2 mild GO (n=9, the mean CAS being 2.2 (SD 0.8, and from 10 individuals undergoing blepharoplasty. The expression of CD4+, CD8+, CD20+, and CD68 and FGF-β, TGF-β, and COX2 in the orbital tissue was evaluated by immunohistochemical methods. Results. We demonstrated predominant CD4+ T cells in severe GO. CD68 expression was observed in the fibrous connective area of mild GO and was robust in severe GO, while the prominent TGF-β expression was seen in all GO. Increased FGF-β expression was observed in the fibroblasts and adipocytes of severe GO. No expression of COX2 was found in patients with GO. Conclusions. Macrophages and CD4 T lymphocytes are both engaged in the active/severe and long stage of inflammation in the orbital tissue. FGF-β and TGF-β expression may contribute to tissue remodeling, fibrosis, and perpetuation of inflammation in the orbital tissue of GO especially in severe GO.
Davis, Christopher R; Rosenfield, Lorne K
Google Glass has the potential to become a ubiquitous and translational technological tool within clinical plastic surgery. Google Glass allows clinicians to remotely view patient notes, laboratory results, and imaging; training can be augmented via streamed expert master classes; and patient safety can be improved by remote advice from a senior colleague. This systematic review identified and appraised every Google Glass publication relevant to plastic surgery and describes the first plastic surgical procedures recorded using Google Glass. A systematic review was performed using PubMed National Center for Biotechnology Information, Ovid MEDLINE, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, following modified Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines. Key search terms "Google" and "Glass" identified mutually inclusive publications that were screened for inclusion. Eighty-two publications were identified, with 21 included for review. Google Glass publications were formal articles (n = 3), editorial/commentary articles (n = 7), conference proceedings (n = 1), news reports (n = 3), and online articles (n = 7). Data support Google Glass' positive impact on health care delivery, clinical training, medical documentation, and patient safety. Concerns exist regarding patient confidentiality, technical issues, and limited software. The first plastic surgical procedure performed using Google Glass was a blepharoplasty on October 29, 2013. Google Glass is an exciting translational technology with the potential to positively impact health care delivery, medical documentation, surgical training, and patient safety. Further high-quality scientific research is required to formally appraise Google Glass in the clinical setting.
Sieffert, Michelle R; Fox, Justin P; Abbott, Lindsay E; Johnson, R Michael
Obesity is associated with greater rates of surgical complications. To address these complications after outpatient plastic surgery, obese patients may seek care in the emergency department and potentially require admission to the hospital, which could result in greater health care charges. The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship of obesity, postdischarge hospital-based acute care, and hospital charges within 30 days of outpatient plastic surgery. From state ambulatory surgery center databases in four states, all discharges for adult patients who underwent liposuction, abdominoplasty, breast reduction, and blepharoplasty were identified. Patients were grouped by the presence or absence of obesity. Multivariable regression models were used to compare the frequency of hospital-based acute care, serious adverse events, and hospital charges within 30 days between groups while controlling for confounding variables. The final sample included 47,741 discharges, with 2052 of these discharges (4.3 percent) being obese. Obese patients more frequently had a hospital-based acute care encounter [7.3 percent versus 3.9 percent; adjusted OR, 1.35 (95% CI,1.13 to 1.61)] or serious adverse event [3.2 percent versus 0.9 percent; adjusted OR, 1.73 (95% CI, 1.30 to 2.29)] within 30 days of surgery. Obese patients had adjusted hospital charges that were, on average, $3917, $7412, and $7059 greater (p charges, in part attributable to more frequent adverse events and hospital-based health care within 30 days of surgery. Risk, II.
Carruthers, Jean; Carruthers, Alastair
Many subjects wish to have tightening of eyelid skin but are reluctant to undergo aesthetic blepharoplasty surgery. We wanted to perform a small pilot study to test the efficacy and safety of a 0.25-cm(2) monopolar radiofrequency tip in a prospective noncomparative study as a novel nonsurgical method to safely tighten upper and lower eyelid skin in subjects of differing ethnicity and sex. Twenty adult subjects were enrolled in this prospective pilot study. All received symmetrical monopolar radiofrequency treatments in multiple passes to the pretarsal, preseptal, and lateral orbital skin. All subjects wore a protective plastic haptic contact lens to protect their vision during the radiofrequency treatment. (Haptic contact lenses fit over the entire anterior surface of the globe from superior to inferior and medial to lateral fornix. The purpose of using such a large contact lens was to protect the globe itself from radiofrequency energy.) Standardized color digital photography with eyes both open and closed was taken on each visit. Treatment efficacy was evaluated by both the expert observer and the subject at each visit. RESULTS At 6-month follow-up, according to the expert observer, 26 upper lids (87%) showed 25% or more tightening. Twenty lower lids (67%) showed 25% or more tightening. Two subjects (3.33%) had 51% to 75% upper lid tightening at 6 months. There were no adverse events beyond one subject with minimal corneal epithelial punctate defects on the treatment day. These resolved over several hours. The use of this new tip was shown to be safe. Effectiveness at shrinking eyelid skin was at best mild to moderate.
Richardson, Clare; Mattison, Gennaya; Workman, Adrienne; Gupta, Subhas
The pricing of cosmetic surgery procedures has long been thought to coincide with laws of basic economics, including the model of supply and demand. However, the highly variable prices of these procedures indicate that additional economic contributors are probable. The authors sought to reassess the fit of cosmetic surgery costs to the model of supply and demand and to determine the driving forces behind the pricing of cosmetic surgery procedures. Ten plastic surgery practices were randomly selected from each of 15 US cities of various population sizes. Average prices of breast augmentation, mastopexy, abdominoplasty, blepharoplasty, and rhytidectomy in each city were compared with economic and demographic statistics. The average price of cosmetic surgery procedures correlated substantially with population size (r = 0.767), cost-of-living index (r = 0.784), cost to own real estate (r = 0.714), and cost to rent real estate (r = 0.695) across the 15 US cities. Cosmetic surgery pricing also was found to correlate (albeit weakly) with household income (r = 0.436) and per capita income (r = 0.576). Virtually no correlations existed between pricing and the density of plastic surgeons (r = 0.185) or the average age of residents (r = 0.076). Results of this study demonstrate a correlation between costs of cosmetic surgery procedures and local economic factors. Cosmetic surgery pricing cannot be completely explained by the supply-and-demand model because no association was found between procedure cost and the density of plastic surgeons. © 2015 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Reprints and permission: email@example.com.
Li, Yang; Hu, Zhen-Zhen; Du, Yong-Xing; Chen, Bing; Wang, Jin-Huang; Quan, Xian-Yue; Liu, Da-Lie
The creation of a superior palpebral crease has been the most popular plastic surgery procedure in Asians for several decades. The most important criterion for judging the success of this procedure is the achievement of the desired size and shape of this crease or the perfect crease width. However, the determinants of crease width remain unclear, which may account for the high rate of unsatisfactory results. Standard images were used to study the anatomic parameters, including crease width, crease height, and upper eyelid movement distance (ULMD) at the midpupillary axis, of the inherent double eyelid crease in 32 Chinese women aged 19-26 years. The thickness of the eyelid tissue at 5, 7.5, 10, and 15 mm from the lid margin was measured in the oblique sagittal direction by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at the central axis of the optic nerve. Multiple linear regression was used to analyze the relationship between crease width and crease height, ULMD, and eyelid thickness. Multiple linear regression revealed that crease height, crease thickness, and ULMD were significantly associated with crease width (partial regression coefficients: 0.67, -0.33, and -0.29 respectively). The determination coefficient R 2 was 0.667 in the regression model, and the result of analysis of variance (ANOVA) showed that the regression model was significant (F = 16.04, p = 0.000). In performing upper blepharoplasty, it is important to consider eyelid thickness and movement distance of the upper eyelid margin rather than relying on crease height alone. Attention to these factors will help to achieve the desired size and shape of the crease. Copyright © 2016 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Sinno, Sammy; Lam, Gretl; Brownstone, Nicholas D; Steinbrech, Douglas S
The number of total cosmetic procedures performed yearly has increased by more than 274% between 1997 and 2014, according to the American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. However, the vast majority of plastic surgery procedures are still targeted toward women, with little attention toward men. This study sought to quantify the extent of gender discrepancies observed in online plastic surgery marketing in this country. For the 48 contiguous United States, a systematic Google (Mountain View, CA) search was performed for "[state] plastic surgeon." The first 10 solo or group practice websites in each state were analyzed for the gender of the first 10 images featured, presence of a male services section, and which procedures were offered to men. The results were statistically analyzed using SPSS Software (IBM Corporation, Armonk, NY). A total of 453 websites were analyzed, as 5 states did not have 10 unique solo or group practice websites. Of the 4239 images reviewed, 94.1% were of females, 5.0% were of males, and 0.9% were of a male and female together. A male services page was present in 22% of websites. The most common procedures marketed toward men were gynecomastia reduction (58%), liposuction (17%), blepharoplasty (13%), and facelift (10%). Less than 10% of all websites offered other procedures to males, with a total of 15 other aesthetic procedures identified. Many plastic surgeons choose to ignore or minimize male patients in their online marketing efforts. However, as the number of men seeking cosmetic procedures continues to grow, plastic surgeons will benefit from incorporating male patients into their practice model. © 2015 The American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, Inc. Reprints and permission: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full Text Available Background : According to Chinese medicine, the acupuncture-points′ (acupoints locations are proportionally and symmetrically distributed in well-defined compartment zones on the human body surface Oriental Anthropometry" (OA. Acupoints, if considered as aesthetic-loci, might be useful as reference guides in plastic surgery (PS. Aim: This study aimed to use aesthetic-loci as anatomical reference in surgical marking of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery. Method: This was an observational study based on aesthetic surgeries performed in private clinic. This study was based on 106 cases, comprising of 102 women and 4 men, with ages varying from 07 to 73 years, and with heights of between 1.34 m and 1.80 m. Patients were submitted to aesthetic surgical planning by relating aesthetic-loci to conventional surgical marking, including breast surgeries, abdominoplasty, rhytidoplasty, blepharoplasty, and hair implant. The aesthetic-surgical-outcome (ASO of the patients was assessed by a team of plastic surgeons (who were not involved in the surgical procedures over a follow-up period of one year by using a numeric-rating-scale in percentage (% terms. A four-point-verbal-rating-scale was used to record the patients′ opinion of therapeutic-satisfaction (TS. Results: ASO was 75.3 ± 9.4% and TS indicated that most patients (58.5% obtained "good" results. Of the remainder, 38.7% found the results "excellent", and 2.8% found them "fair". Discussion and Conclusion : The data suggested that the use of aesthetic-loci may be a useful tool for PS as an anatomical reference for surgical marking. However, further investigation is required to assess the efficacy of the OA by providing the patients more reliable balance and harmony in facial and body contours surgeries.
Christie, Brian; Block, Lisa; Ma, Yue; Wick, Alexandra; Afifi, Ahmed
Retrobulbar hematoma (RBH), a rare but serious condition, can result in permanent vision loss. Although it is a known complication following trauma or facial fracture reduction, sinus surgery, or blepharoplasty, factors related to patient outcomes are not well-defined. A systematic review was performed to determine the relation of patient/treatment factors to outcomes. Articles retrieved from a PubMed search (1989-2017) were reviewed. Demographic information, etiology, symptoms, and final vision outcomes were analyzed using Fisher's exact tests, single and multiple predictor logistic regression. Of 429 articles identified, 16 were included in the study. 93 cases of retrobulbar hematoma were included. 74% occurred after trauma, while 26% occurred postoperatively. Onset of symptoms occurred after approximately 24 hours. 28% received treatment within 1 hour, 54% within 1-24 hours, and 18% after 24 hours. 51% had complete visual recovery, while 27% had partial recovery, and 22% developed blindness. Older patients and patients who sustained trauma were less likely to have a full recovery (p = 0.029, p = 0.023). Increasing number of symptoms trended towards a prediction of blindness (p = 0.092). Surgical decompression and shorter time to treatment were each highly predictive of full recovery (p = 0.024, p = 0.003) and decreased likelihood of blindness (p = 0.037, p = 0.045); use of steroids was not found to be significant. Retrobulbar hematoma is a diagnostic and therapeutic emergency. Factors associated with improved outcomes include younger age, decreased number of total symptoms, surgical decompression, and shorter time to treatment. If recognized and treated early with surgical decompression, recovery of vision is possible. Copyright © 2017 British Association of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
Park, Bo Young; Kwon, Jungwoo; Kang, So Ra; Hong, Seung Eun
In an increasing number of lawsuits doctors lose, despite providing preoperative patient education, because of failure to prove informed consent. We analyzed judicial precedents associated with insufficient informed consent to identify judicial factors and trends related to aesthetic surgery medical litigation. We collected data from civil trials between 1995 and 2015 that were related to aesthetic surgery and resulted in findings of insufficient informed consent. Based on these data, we analyzed the lawsuits, including the distribution of surgeries, dissatisfactions, litigation expenses, and relationship to informed consent. Cases were found involving the following types of surgery: facial rejuvenation (38 cases), facial contouring surgery (27 cases), mammoplasty (16 cases), blepharoplasty (29 cases), rhinoplasty (21 cases), body-contouring surgery (15 cases), and breast reconstruction (2 cases). Common reasons for postoperative dissatisfaction were deformities (22%), scars (17%), asymmetry (14%), and infections (6%). Most of the malpractice lawsuits occurred in Seoul (population 10 million people; 54% of total plastic surgeons) and in primary-level local clinics (113 cases, 82.5%). In cases in which only invalid informed consent was recognized, the average amount of consolation money was KRW 9,107,143 (USD 8438). In cases in which both violation of non-malfeasance and invalid informed consent were recognized, the average amount of consolation money was KRW 12,741,857 (USD 11,806), corresponding to 38.6% of the amount of the judgment. Surgeons should pay special attention to obtaining informed consent, because it is a double-edged sword; it has clinical purposes for doctors and patients but may also be a litigation strategy for lawyers.
Bo Young Park
Full Text Available BackgroundIn an increasing number of lawsuits doctors lose, despite providing preoperative patient education, because of failure to prove informed consent. We analyzed judicial precedents associated with insufficient informed consent to identify judicial factors and trends related to aesthetic surgery medical litigation.MethodsWe collected data from civil trials between 1995 and 2015 that were related to aesthetic surgery and resulted in findings of insufficient informed consent. Based on these data, we analyzed the lawsuits, including the distribution of surgeries, dissatisfactions, litigation expenses, and relationship to informed consent.ResultsCases were found involving the following types of surgery: facial rejuvenation (38 cases, facial contouring surgery (27 cases, mammoplasty (16 cases, blepharoplasty (29 cases, rhinoplasty (21 cases, body-contouring surgery (15 cases, and breast reconstruction (2 cases. Common reasons for postoperative dissatisfaction were deformities (22%, scars (17%, asymmetry (14%, and infections (6%. Most of the malpractice lawsuits occurred in Seoul (population 10 million people; 54% of total plastic surgeons and in primary-level local clinics (113 cases, 82.5%. In cases in which only invalid informed consent was recognized, the average amount of consolation money was KRW 9,107,143 (USD 8438. In cases in which both violation of non-malfeasance and invalid informed consent were recognized, the average amount of consolation money was KRW 12,741,857 (USD 11,806, corresponding to 38.6% of the amount of the judgment.ConclusionsSurgeons should pay special attention to obtaining informed consent, because it is a double-edged sword; it has clinical purposes for doctors and patients but may also be a litigation strategy for lawyers.
Svider, Peter F; Keeley, Brieze R; Zumba, Osvaldo; Mauro, Andrew C; Setzen, Michael; Eloy, Jean Anderson
Malpractice litigation has increased in recent decades, contributing to higher health-care costs. Characterization of complications leading to litigation is of special interest to practitioners of facial plastic surgery procedures because of the higher proportion of elective cases relative to other subspecialties. In this analysis, we comprehensively examine malpractice litigation in facial plastic surgery procedures and characterize factors important in determining legal responsibility, as this information may be of great interest and use to practitioners in several specialties. Retrospective analysis. The Westlaw legal database was examined for court records pertaining to facial plastic surgery procedures. The term "medical malpractice" was searched in combination with numerous procedures obtained from the American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery website. Of the 88 cases included, 62.5% were decided in the physician's favor, 9.1% were resolved with an out-of-court settlement, and 28.4% ended in a jury awarding damages for malpractice. The mean settlement was $577,437 and mean jury award was $352,341. The most litigated procedures were blepharoplasties and rhinoplasties. Alleged lack of informed consent was noted in 38.6% of cases; other common complaints were excessive scarring/disfigurement, functional considerations, and postoperative pain. This analysis characterized factors in determining legal responsibility in facial plastic surgery cases. Several factors were identified as potential targets for minimizing liability. Informed consent was the most reported entity in these malpractice suits. This finding emphasizes the importance of open communication between physicians and their patients regarding expectations as well as documentation of specific risks, benefits, and alternatives. © 2013 The American Laryngological, Rhinological, and Otological Society, Inc.
Malhotra, Raman; Ziahosseini, Kimia; Poitelea, Cornelia; Litwin, Andre; Sagili, Suresh
To report outcomes of a randomized trial on the role of "active" Manuka honey on eyelid surgical wound healing. Prospective, randomized, single-blinded study was performed for patients undergoing bilateral upper blepharoplasty. Vaseline was applied 4 times a day to both sides for 6 weeks and in addition, one eyelid was randomized to receive Manuka honey twice daily. Postoperative wounds were graded by a masked observer at 1 week, 1 month, and 4 months using Manchester scar scale and a modified eyelid scar grading scale. Patients scored symptoms, expressed preferred side, and of any problems they experienced using honey. Standard photographs were graded by 2 independent assessors. Fifty-five patients were randomized. One week after surgery, 46 (29 women, 17 men, mean age 68 years, median 69, range 49-85) were available for analysis. There was a trend toward distortion of the surrounding skin being less (1.6 vs. 1.8, p = 0.07) and the scar being less palpable (1.8 vs. 2.0, p = 0.08) on the Manuka-treated side. Patients reported the scar on the Manuka side to have less stiffness (1.3 vs. 1.6, p = 0.058). At 1 month, all 3 grading scales showed no difference between the 2 sides. At 4 months, scar grading scales showed no differences; however, patients reported scar pain to be significantly less on the Manuka-treated side than control (0.48 vs. 1.9, p = 0.005). Thirty-one of 46 patients believed the scars were similar on both sides, 11 preferred the honey-treated side, and 4 preferred the control. Upper eyelid scars treated with or without Manuka honey heal well, without significant difference when assessed by validated scar grading scales; however, honey may provide subjective benefits early, postoperatively.
Aquino, Yves Saint James; Steinkamp, Norbert
This review aims to identify (1) sources of knowledge and (2) important themes of the ethical debate related to surgical alteration of facial features in East Asians. This article integrates narrative and systematic review methods. In March 2014, we searched databases including PubMed, Philosopher's Index, Web of Science, Sociological Abstracts, and Communication Abstracts using key terms "cosmetic surgery," "ethnic*," "ethics," "Asia*," and "Western*." The study included all types of papers written in English that discuss the debate on rhinoplasty and blepharoplasty in East Asians. No limit was put on date of publication. Combining both narrative and systematic review methods, a total of 31 articles were critically appraised on their contribution to ethical reflection founded on the debates regarding the surgical alteration of Asian features. Sources of knowledge were drawn from four main disciplines, including the humanities, medicine or surgery, communications, and economics. Focusing on cosmetic surgery perceived as a westernising practice, the key debate themes included authenticity of identity, interpersonal relationships and socio-economic utility in the context of Asian culture. The study shows how cosmetic surgery of ethnic features plays an important role in understanding female identity in the Asian context. Based on the debate themes authenticity of identity, interpersonal relationships, and socio-economic utility, this article argues that identity should be understood as less individualistic and more as relational and transformational in the Asian context. In addition, this article also proposes to consider cosmetic surgery of Asian features as an interplay of cultural imperialism and cultural nationalism, which can both be a source of social pressure to modify one's appearance.
Golshani, Sanobar; Mani, Arash; Toubaei, Shahin; Farnia, Vahid; Sepehry, Amir Ali; Alikhani, Mostafa
In recent years, cosmetic surgery in Iran, which is provided almost entirely by the private sector, has gained popularity despite evidence of its potential risks. In most cases, cosmetic surgeries are done to increase self-satisfaction and self-esteem, thus seeking cosmetic surgery potentially shows an individual's psychological profile. Current evidence needs studies on the psychological profile of Asian cosmetic surgery patients. The present study investigates psychological profile and personality traits of people seeking cosmetic surgery in Iran. The present prospective observational study was conducted with a sample of 274 randomly selected persons seeking cosmetic surgery (rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, face/jaw implant, mammoplasty, and liposuction). All participants completed the validated and reliable the Global Severity Index (GSI)-Symptom Checklist-90-Revised (SCL-90-R)-and the short Neuroticism-Extraversion-Openness Five-Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI). The prevalence rate of psychiatric problems based on the GSI cut-off point (>63) of SCL-90-R was about 51 %, and interpersonal sensitivity and psychosis were the highest and lowest endorsed syndromes among the subjects, respectively. Openness had the lowest mean score; agreeableness and extroversion had the highest mean. The current study shows that understanding and psychological evaluation prior to surgery is necessary and screening can reduce the number of unnecessary surgeries and may enhance satisfaction with surgical results. This journal requires that authors assign a level of evidence to each article. For a full description of these Evidence-Based Medicine ratings, please refer to the Table of Contents or the online Instructions to Authors www.springer.com/00266.
Jung, Younhea; La, Tae Yoon
To describe a modified surgical technique for blepharoptosis repair through a small orbital septum incision and minimal dissection, along with the results obtained in patients with coexisting dermatochalasis. A retrospective chart review included 33 patients (52 eyelids) with blepharoptosis coexisting with dermatochalasis, surgically corrected through a small orbital septum incision and minimal dissection after redundant upper lid skin excision, by placing a single fixation suture between the levator aponeurosis and the tarsal plate. Outcome measures included the pre- and postoperative marginal reflex distances (MRD1), eyelid contour, post-operative complications, and need for reoperation. The pre- and postoperative MRD1 averaged 1.1 ± 0.8 mm and 2.8 ± 1.1 mm, respectively. Of the 33 patients, 9 patients (9 eyelids) underwent surgery on one eyelid for unilateral blepharoptosis and dermatochalasis (Group I), 5 patients (5 eyelids) underwent a simple skin excision blepharoplasty of the contralateral eyelid (Group II), and 19 patients (38 eyelids) underwent bilateral blepharoptosis and dermatochalasis repair (Group III). Of the 14 eyelids that underwent unilateral ptosis repair (Groups I and II), 12 eyelids (85.7%) showed less than a 1-mm difference from the contralateral eyelid. Of the 38 eyelids that underwent bilateral ptosis repair (Group III), 27 eyelids (71.1%), 5 eyelids (13.1%), and 6 eyelids (15.8%) had excellent, good, and poor outcomes, respectively. Overall, 44 eyelids (84.6%) out of a total of 52 eyelids had successful outcomes; the remaining 8 eyelids demonstrated unsatisfactory eyelid contour was corrected by an additional surgery. Blepharoptosis repair through a small orbital septum incision and minimal dissection can be considered an efficient technique in patients with ptosis and dermatochalasis.
Fleury, Christopher M; Schwitzer, Jonathan A; Hung, Rex W; Baker, Stephen B
Before creation and validation of the FACE-Q by Pusic et al., adverse event types and incidences following facial cosmetic procedures were objectively measured and reported by physicians, potentially leading to misrepresentation of the true patient experience. This article analyzes and compares adverse event data from both FACE-Q and recent review articles, incorporating patient-reported adverse event data to improve patient preparation for facial cosmetic procedures. FACE-Q adverse event data were extracted from peer-reviewed validation articles for face lift, rhinoplasty, and blepharoplasty, and these data were compared against adverse effect risk data published in recent Continuing Medical Education/Maintenance of Certification and other articles regarding the same procedures. The patient-reported adverse event data sets and the physician-reported adverse event data sets do contain overlapping elements, but each data set also contains unique elements. The data sets represent differing viewpoints. Furthermore, patient-reported outcomes from the FACE-Q provided incidence data that were otherwise previously not reported. In the growing facial cosmetic surgery industry, patient perspective is critical as a determinant of success; therefore, incorporation of evidence-based patient-reported outcome data will not only improve patient expectations and overall experience, but will also reveal adverse event incidences that were previously unknown. Given that there is incomplete overlap between patient-reported and physician-reported adverse events, presentation of both data sets in the consultation setting will improve patient preparation. Furthermore, use of validated tools such as the FACE-Q will allow surgeons to audit themselves critically.
Arwa Mohammad Hassan
Full Text Available Periorbital dark circles (PODC are a common worldwide cosmetic problem. It is difficult to treat due to complications in its pathogenesis and aetiology. Available lines of treatment for PODC include whitening creams, topical retinoid acid, chemical peeling, laser therapy, carboxytherapy, autologous fat transplantation, injectable fillers and surgery (blepharoplasty.The aim of this study isto evaluate and compare the efficacy of chemical peels using trichloroacetic acid (3.75% and lactic acid (15% in a gel formula with that of carboxytherapy, in the treatment of periorbital hyperpigmentation.Two groups of patients with PODC were included in the study, named Group A and B in which each group consisted of 15 patients. Group A was assigned for patients who received treatment with chemical peeling with a combination of trichloroacetic acid (3.75% and lactic acid (15% in a gel formula, once a week for four weeks. Group B was assigned for patients who received carboxytherapy that was performed by subcutaneous and intradermal injection of CO2 once a week for four weeks. All patients were assessed by digital photographs, before and after treatment, by observing the improvement in the grade of PODC. Reports of patient satisfaction and global tolerance were evaluated by three medical observers. There was a significant improvement in the grade of PODC in both groups. The degree of improvement of PODC in group A was excellent, with good grade in 93.4% of the treated patients while fair grade in 6.6% of them. There was a statistically significant improvement in the pigmented type. The degree of improvement of PODC in group B was excellent, with good grade in 86.7% of the treated patients while fair grade in 13.3% of them. However, no statistically significant difference between the two groups was observed. Minimal and transient side effects were noticed; however, it did not require further treatment. In conclusion, the two methods of treatment were effective
Joseph, Andrew W; Ishii, Lisa; Joseph, Shannon S; Smith, Jane I; Su, Peiyi; Bater, Kristin; Byrne, Patrick; Boahene, Kofi; Papel, Ira; Kontis, Theda; Douglas, Raymond; Nelson, Christine C; Ishii, Masaru
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a relative contraindication for facial plastic surgery, but formal screening is not common in practice. The prevalence of BDD in patients seeking facial plastic surgery is not well documented. To establish the prevalence of BDD across facial plastic and oculoplastic surgery practice settings, and estimate the ability of surgeons to screen for BDD. This multicenter prospective study recruited a cohort of 597 patients who presented to academic and private facial plastic and oculoplastic surgery practices from March 2015 to February 2016. All patients were screened for BDD using the Body Dysmorphic Disorder Questionnaire (BDDQ). After each clinical encounter, surgeons independently evaluated the likelihood that a participating patient had BDD. Validated instruments were used to assess satisfaction with facial appearance including the FACE-Q, Blepharoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (BOE), Facelift Outcomes Evaluation (FOE), Rhinoplasty Outcomes Evaluation (ROE), and Skin Rejuvenation Outcomes Evaluation (SROE). Across participating practices (9 surgeons, 3 sites), a total of 597 patients were screened for BDD: 342 patients from site 1 (mean [SD] age, 44.2 [16.5] years); 158 patients, site 2 (mean [SD] age, 46.0 [16.2] years), site 3, 97 patients (mean [SD] age, 56.3 [15.5] years). Overall, 58 patients [9.7%] screened positive for BDD by the BDDQ instrument, while only 16 of 402 patients [4.0%] were clinically suspected of BDD by surgeons. A higher percentage of patients presenting for cosmetic surgery (37 of 283 patients [13.1%]) compared with those presenting for reconstructive surgery (21 of 314 patients [6.7%]) screened positive on the BDDQ (odds ratio, 2.10; 95% CI, 1.20-3.68; P = .01). Surgeons were only able to correctly identify 2 of 43 patients (4.7%) who screened positive for BDD on the BDDQ, and the positive likelihood ratio was only 1.19 (95% CI, 0.28-5.07). Patients screening positive for BDD by the BDDQ had lower
Koeppe, Tobias; Constantinescu, Mihai A; Schneider, Jochen; Gubisch, Wolfgang
The goal of this study was to evaluate at the national level the current practice in the use of local anesthetics in cosmetic head and neck surgery and to compare the results with the novel local anesthesia technique used in the authors' department over the past 2 years. A questionnaire was posted to all 211 board-certified members of the Association of German Plastic Surgeons. The questions related to the daily practice in rhinoplasty, blepharoplasty, otoplasty, face lift, and forehead lift. The focus was laid on anesthesia techniques, local anesthetics, vasoconstricting agents, dosages, activity onset, observed side effects, mean duration of each procedure type, and surgeon satisfaction with the anesthetic used. A total of 86 questionnaires (40.8 percent) were returned. The overall analysis revealed that local anesthetics were used in 88.9 percent of all cosmetic procedures of the head and neck. Prilocaine 1% (Xylonest; AstraZeneca, Wedel, Germany) was the most frequently used local anesthetic (32.0 percent), followed by lidocaine 1% (Xylocaine; AstraZeneca) and mepivacaine 1% (Scandicaine; AstraZeneca). Ropivacaine 0.2% (Naropin; AstraZeneca) was used only by 1.1 percent and ropivacaine 0.75% only by 0.9 percent (including two of the authors). Approximately half of the respondents (47.2 percent) used epinephrine 1:100,000 for vasoconstriction. In face lifts, the necessity of repeated "top-up" infiltration was reported in more than half (54.7 percent) of the procedures. Ten percent of surgeons surpassed the maximum recommended dosages when working without ropivacaine. Overall adverse cardiovascular effects were reported in 5.9 percent of rhinoplasties and 8.1 percent of face lifts performed mostly with prilocaine and lidocaine. No adverse cardiovascular reactions or overdoses were noticed with the use of ropivacaine. The survey showed a clear trend toward the increasing use of local anesthetics in cosmetic surgery of the head and neck. Although the use of
Handler, Ethan; Tavassoli, Javad; Dhaliwal, Hardeep; Murray, Matthew; Haiavy, Jacob
We sought, first, to evaluate the operative experience of surgeons who have completed postresidency fellowships offered by the American Academy of Cosmetic Surgery (AACS), and second, to compare this cosmetic surgery training to other surgical residency and fellowship programs in the United States. Finally, we suggest how new and existing oral and maxillofacial surgeons can use these programs. We reviewed the completed case logs from AACS-accredited fellowships. The logs were data mined for 7 of the most common cosmetic operations, including the median total number of operations. We then compared the cosmetic case requirements from the different residencies and fellowships. Thirty-nine case logs were reviewed from the 1-year general cosmetic surgery fellowships offered by the AACS from 2007 to 2012. The fellows completed a median of 687 total procedures. The median number of the most common cosmetic procedures performed was 14 rhinoplasties, 31 blepharoplasties, 21 facelifts, 24 abdominoplasties, 28 breast mastopexies, 103 breast augmentations, and 189 liposuctions. The data obtained were compared with the minimum cosmetic surgical requirements in residency and fellowship programs. The minimum residency requirements were as follows: no minimum listed for plastic surgery, 35 for otolaryngology, 20 for oral and maxillofacial surgery, 28 for ophthalmology, 0 for obstetrics and gynecology, and 20 for dermatology. The minimum fellowship requirements were as follows: 300 for the AACS cosmetic surgery fellowship, no minimum listed for facial plastic surgery and reconstruction, no minimum listed for aesthetic surgery, 133 for oculoplastic and reconstructive surgery, and 0 for Mohs dermatology. Dedicating one's practice exclusively to cosmetic surgery requires additional postresidency training owing to the breadth of the field. The AACS created comprehensive fellowship programs to fill an essential part in the continuum of cosmetic surgeons' education, training, and
between February 2008 and April 2010. The minimally invasive subgaleal upper face lift was performed in conjunction with a middle face lift through the same temporal incisions in 17 cases, with blepharoplasty in 15 cases, rhinoplasty in 6 cases, neck liposuction 1 case, and with a full face and neck lift in 9 cases. The lifting technique included 4 or 5 small incisions in the scalp, wide subgaleal elevation, selective myotomies of the depressor muscles, anchoring of the frontalis muscle with percutaneous sutures to a polypropylene mesh covered by frontal periosteum, and suturing of the superficial temporal fascia to the deep temporal fascia. The mean follow-up was 14 months (range from 3 to 26 months. The signs of aging were significantly reduced, and most of the patients expressed a high degree of satisfaction. Complications were minor and transitory. In conclusion, the minimally invasive subgaleal approach of the upper third of the face is a rejuvenation procedure that gives excellent results, with minimal and transitory complications. More studies are necessary to determine long term efficacy.
Bater, Kristin L; Ishii, Lisa E; Papel, Ira D; Kontis, Theda C; Byrne, Patrick J; Boahene, Kofi D O; Nellis, Jason C; Ishii, Masaru
Surgical procedures for the aging face-including face-lift, blepharoplasty, and brow-lift-consistently rank among the most popular cosmetic services sought by patients. Although these surgical procedures are broadly classified as procedures that restore a youthful appearance, they may improve societal perceptions of attractiveness, success, and health, conferring an even larger social benefit than just restoring a youthful appearance to the face. To determine if face-lift and upper facial rejuvenation surgery improve observer ratings of age, attractiveness, success, and health and to quantify the effect of facial rejuvenation surgery on each individual domain. A randomized clinical experiment was performed from August 30 to September 18, 2016, using web-based surveys featuring photographs of patients before and after facial rejuvenation surgery. Observers were randomly shown independent images of the 12 patients; within a given survey, observers saw either the preoperative or postoperative photograph of each patient to reduce the possibility of priming. Observers evaluated patient age using a slider bar ranging from 30 to 80 years that could be moved up or down in 1-year increments, and they ranked perceived attractiveness, success, and health using a 100-point visual analog scale. The bar on the 100-point scale began at 50; moving the bar to the right corresponded to a more positive rating in these measures and moving the bar to the left, a more negative rating. A multivariate mixed-effects regression model was used to understand the effect of face-lift and upper facial rejuvenation surgery on observer perceptions while accounting for individual biases of the participants. Ordinal rank change was calculated to understand the clinical effect size of changes across the various domains after surgery. A total of 504 participants (333 women, 165 men, and 6 unspecified; mean age, 29 [range, 18-70] years) successfully completed the survey. A multivariate mixed