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Effect of lower blepharoplasty on self-esteem.
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PMID:  20666815     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
BACKGROUND: 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. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively examine long-term self-esteem outcomes for patients undergoing lower blepharoplasty at São Paulo Federal University between April 2005 and May 2007. METHODS: 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. RESULTS: 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. CONCLUSION: Marked improvement in self-esteem, evaluated using RSES at 6-month follow-up, was observed in patients undergoing blepharoplasty.
Giovanni André Pires Viana; Midori Hentona Osaki; Mauro Nishi
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Dermatologic surgery : official publication for American Society for Dermatologic Surgery [et al.]     Volume:  36     ISSN:  1524-4725     ISO Abbreviation:  Dermatol Surg     Publication Date:  2010 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-07-29     Completed Date:  2010-08-26     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9504371     Medline TA:  Dermatol Surg     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1266-72     Citation Subset:  IM    
Oculoplastic Surgery Service, Vision Institute, São Paulo, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Blepharoplasty / psychology*
Educational Status
Middle Aged
Prospective Studies
Self Concept*

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