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What Are the Risks?


As with all surgery, blepharoplasty has risks. If performed by a qualified plastic surgeon, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection or a reaction to the anesthesia.

Minor complications include blurred vision, temporary swelling, or a slight asymmetry (irregularity) in healing or scarring. More serious complications, though extremely rare, include blindness (usually associated with post-operative bleeding); difficulty closing one's eyes (usually temporary, rarely requiring surgery); dry eye syndrome (potentially dangerous); inability to close eyes (in rare cases requiring corrective surgery), and of course, scarring.


Should you have blepharoplastic surgery? No one can make that decision for you. You and you alone must decide if this is the right course for you. Remember that blepharoplasty is perhaps the most exacting operation in the field of facial plastic surgery. While many physical variables can influence the outcome, the final result depends upon your health and the skill and experience of the surgeon that you select.

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