J Korean Soc Plast Reconstr Surg.  2006 Jan;33(1):80-86.

Forehead Lift using Non-endoscopic Myotomy

Affiliations
  • 1Deparment of Plasic and Reconstructive Surgery, College of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea. khh@dsmc.or.kr

Abstract

The challenge of accurately predicting eyelid height after blepharoptosis surgery is well-known problem even in complete hands. From May 1988 to December 2004, authors reviewed 182 cases(240 eyes) of blepharoptosis corrected by frontalis muscle transfer or levator resection and had experienced 10 cases(15 eyelids) of early reoperation around the first week. The period from initial operation to reoperation are between six to eight days and mean period is seven days. Initial operative procedures were frontalis muscle transfer in 3 cases(4 eyelids) and levator resection in 7 cases(11 eyelids). Follow up period ranged from 6 months to 16 years. Early adjusting surgery was performed in accordance with the preoperative and postoperative degree of ptosis of patient and by previous operative technique. The results are evaluated according to the criteria of an ideal correction by Souther and Jordan. Seven patients have good or satisfactory results(less than 1 mm asymmetry, good in 5 cases and satisfactory in 2 cases). Three patients(5 eyelids) recorded as poor results(more than 2 mm asymmetry). Even if early or late reoperation can be effective in correcting unsatisfactory results after correction of blepharoptosis, early reoperation may lead to better results than late reoperation because early reoperation can offer a reduction in time to final result, the ease with which it is performed and potential cost savings. The experience of surgeon is also important factor for the treat ment of recurred blepharoptosis.

Keyword

Rhytidoplasty; Forehead; Eyebrows

MeSH Terms

Blepharoptosis
Cost Savings
Eyebrows
Eyelids
Follow-Up Studies
Forehead*
Hand
Humans
Jordan
Reoperation
Rhytidoplasty
Surgical Procedures, Operative
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