Female: What are the risks of ptosis surgery?

Dr. Prasad: The risks of ptosis surgery can be divided into typical surgical risks for any surgery and risks specific to ptosis surgery. In any surgery, there are risks associated with anesthesia, whether it's local sedation or general anesthesia. Any surgery can be associated with excessive bleeding, infection as well as excessive swelling. Ptosis surgery risks include undercorrection where the eyelid still droops, overcorrection where the eyelid is too open as well as undesirable cosmetic appearance, scaring and eye problems related to exposure and other causes of inflammation and infection. Since there are different methods for ptosis surgery, it's important to discuss the specific risks for the procedure you're considering and how to minimize these risks.

Eyelids Pulled Too Tight and Other Complications of Ptosis Surgery

Dr. Amiya Prasad discusses the risks of eyelid ptosis correction surgery, including risks specific to ptosis surgery and risks of surgery in general.