Elena Prousskaia Peredugova
Any surgical treatment involves certain risks. It is important to understand all the risks associated with the blepharoplasty procedure. Your decision to have this operation should be based on your careful evaluation of all the possible risks and the potential benefits. Most patients undergoing this surgery do not experience complications. However you should discuss all possible risks and your tolerance of complications with your consultant surgeon, in order to make sure that you fully understand the implications and consequences of having a blepharoplasty.
Mark Joseph Vose
The main risk from upper lid blepharoplasty is infection, bleeding and bruising. If the surgeon removes too much tissue - this can lead to a poor blink function and corneal exposure. Tissue removed at the time of surgery is stored in saline until the procedure is completed. If the surgeon has any doubts - tissue can be regrafted into the wound. Lower lid surgery carries a higher risk of bleeding because of disturbance of the fatty tissue around the eye. This bleeding can track towards the optic nerve, leading to pain and potential loss of vision if not diagnosed early enough. Scarring of the lower lids can be very unsightly.