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Blepharoplasty Risks and Complications

Possible Risks and Complications of Blepharoplasty

No surgery is completely free of risks. You should educate yourself about blepharoplasty so that you can make an informed choice.

If you choose a skilled and qualified plastic surgeon for your blepharoplasty, complications are infrequent, and, are generally minor when they do occur. Knowing what to expect and keeping tabs on your recovery will help to minimize your risks. Make sure that you understand the instructions your plastic surgeon's office gives you and follow their advice.

Before your surgery, it is important that you follow all the preoperative instructions. After surgery, if you notice anything unusual, call the office.

Some of the possible complications of blepharoplasty are:

  • Infection (always a possibility with any surgery)
  • Reaction to the anesthesia
  • Temporary blurring of your vision (usually just for a few days)
  • Temporary swelling, particularly at the corners of your eyelids near the incision sites
  • Asymmetrical healing (one side heals faster than the other)
  • Scars
  • Acne (small whiteheads) which your plastic surgeon can remove.

Other, potentially more serious complications are:

  • Difficulty closing the eyes. - This is generally temporary as the scars heal, but can be permanent in some cases, leading to difficulty sleeping.
  • Ectropion - A very rare complication which results in a downward pulling on the lower lids.  Additional surgery may be required to correct ectropion.

If you have any concerns about the way you are healing, get in touch with your plastic surgeon's office. Don't wait until your next appointment if you have serious concerns.

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