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What are the possible complications from eyelid surgery?

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Complications and unwanted results from an eye lift are rare, but sometimes they do occur. They can include:

If you have any of these complications, see your doctor as soon as possible.

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Dry eyes
  • Abnormal coloring of the eyelids
  • Eyelid skin that folds in or out abnormally
  • Not being able to fully close your eyes
  • A pulled-down lower lid lash line
  • A possible loss of vision

From: Eyelid Surgery WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 15, 2019

SOURCES:

The Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: "Blepharoplasty: Eyelid Surgery."

American Society of Plastic Surgeons: "Eyelid Surgery: Blepharoplasty."

The American Academy of Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: "Surgery of the Eyelids."

 

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 15, 2019

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