Effect of transconjunctival approach lower blepharoplasty combined with pinch skin excision technique in elderly patients

Boyoon Choi, Sungwon Yang, Jinhwan Park, Hwa Lee, Se Hyun Baek

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of transconjunctival approach lower blepharoplasty combined with pinch skin excision technique in elderly patients over 60-years-old. Methods: The study included 39 patients (16 male patients, 23 female patients) over 60 years of age and over a six-month of follow-up period who had undergone transconjunctival approach lower blepharoplasty combined with pinch skin excision technique. All included patient’s medical record were reviewed for success rate of operation, recurrence rate, postoperative complication occurrence and the degree of patients’ satisfaction. Results: The success rate of surgery during the mean follow-up period of 6.3 months was 97% among total of 39 patients. There were five cases of reported complications; 3 patients with ectropion in which 1 of 3 patients underwent tarsal strip operation for the correction of ectropion, 2 with chemosis. All patients were satisfied with the final results; Average satisfaction score of 4.26. Conclusions: The transconjunctival approach lower blepharoplasty combined with pinch skin excision technique in elderly patients had high success rates and patient satisfaction scores. Elderly patients with prominent lower eyelid fat with skin excess will satisfy with this technique for low complication rates and high cosmetic satisfaction.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-209
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Korean Ophthalmological Society
Volume60
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Mar 1

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Keywords

  • Blepharoplasty
  • Conjunctiva
  • Elderly
  • Eyelids

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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