Did you know that it is scientifically proven that a blepharoplasty can make you feel better? As noted in a 2009 Academy of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery Foundation paper, blepharoplasty can have a positive impact on your perceived Quality of Life (QoL).
Results of the questionnaire indicated that the procedure had a positive impact on QoL for almost all the outcome measures used in the Glasgow Benefit Inventory (GBI).1 The authors noted that most patients who undergo a blepharoplasty procedure do so to feel better about their appearance and improve their self esteem. They note that this study is the first to confirm that patients do receive the QoL benefits that they are hoping to achieve with the plastic surgery.2
This is great news if you are considering blepharoplasty for cosmetic or functional purposes since our dual aim is to help you feel better as well as look better. Here at Houston Oculofacial Plastic Surgery, Dr. Sami ensures this by performing complementary fat sculpting (which is generally not covered by insurance) and achieving symmetry for all her patients undergoing Blephroplasty (Functional or Cosmetic). Some surgeons choose to do one or the other. Here our philosophy is to go beyond and provide a cosmetically pleasing result to ensure that our patients achieve the maximum positive impact on their perceived QoL!
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1. The GBI measures the change in health status produced by surgical interventions (here, “health status” is the general perception of well-being, including total psychological, social, and physical well being). https://www.ihr.mrc.ac.uk/projects/gbi
2. American Academy of Otolaryngology — Head and Neck Surgery. “Cosmetic Eyelid Surgery Can Boost Quality Of Life For Patients.” ScienceDaily. www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/10/091004140955.htm (accessed November 16, 2015).