Patient reported well psychosocial functioning following suc
Ptosis may result in increased anxiety, appearance-related distress and social avoidance, and impacts visual function. The aim of this study was to determine potential patient benefits in health-related quality of life, social dysfunction and anxiety following successful ptosis surgery using validated measures.

Adult ptosis correction surgery patients completed validated measures of appearance-related social anxiety and avoidance, anxiety and depression, and fear of negative evaluation pre-surgery. Following successful surgery, these measures were repeated post-discharge in addition to another health-related quality of life measure.

--Of 61 patients recruited, follow-up measures were sent to 33 and completed by 23.

--Paired samples t-tests demonstrated positive significant changes in appearance-related social distress pre-op m=30.94, post-op m=23.67, anxiety pre-op m=7.6, post-op m=4.9 and fear of negative evaluation pre-op m=34.79, post-op m=31.26.

--There was no significant difference in depression scores pre-op m=3.6; post-op m=3.2. In total, 85% of patients reported positive benefit to well-being following surgery.

Finally, mounting data suggests that ptosis surgery may improve patient well-being, reduce appearance-related social anxiety and avoidance, and improve visual performance. In providing ptosis surgery, these psychosocial benefits should be considered alongside functional benefits.