Woman: Blepharoplasty complications?

Dr. Prasad: Blepharoplasty complications include problems such as excess bleeding, infection, undesirable scarring, vision loss, and double vision just to name a few. Eyelid surgery complications can not only affect your appearance but also can affect the health of your eyes. It is also important to define what is a complication. If for example, after having upper or lower eyelid surgery, the surgeon needs to address extra skin or more fat pockets, these are considered enhancements and not complications.

In my practice, people come for revision surgery for what can be defined as complications. For example, one of the most common reasons people come to us is for lower eyelid retraction after lower eyelid blepharoplasty. For many of these patients, their eyes become irritated from exposure of areas on the eye previously protected by the normal position of the lower eyelid. Review with your surgeon the potential complications of blepharoplasty and discuss how these complications are managed.

Common Eyelid Surgery Complications and Surgical Resolutions

Dr. Amiya Prasad discusses factors in eyelid surgery that can potentially affect the appearance and health of the eyes.