Every surgery, no matter how simple it may be, has certain risks, and we should not rule them out. However, it is very unlikely for a blepharoplasty to present any complications when performed by a qualified surgeon.
- Adverse reactions to anesthesia.
- Infections may develop but, if you take the right antibiotics, they will be less likely to develop.
- Hypertrophic scars or keloids (excessive scar tissue due to genetic traits of certain skin types).
- Some patients may find it difficult at first to close their eyes when sleeping. But this is usually temporary.
- Ectropion. The lower eyelid turns outwards revealing the underlying tissue. This can be corrected in a second surgery.
- Sometimes, the eyelids remain wide open for a few days, in a very unnatural way. In general, this tends adjust itself as time goes by, and the eyelids acquire a more natural position as the tissues relax.
- If too much fat is removed from the lower eyelid, the eyes may look “sunken".