Blepharoplasty common risks and complications

Blepharoplasty is a surgical operation on eyes which may cause risks. Blepharoplasty common risks include difficulty in closing eyes, bleeding, infections, wound separation, suture cysts, etc. However, despite the quantity of the mentioned risks, blepharoplasty is considered to be relatively safe and efficient operation comparing with other many more widely invasive plastic surgical operations. The majority of patients are pleased with the results of blepharoplasty.

Blepharoplasty is an eyelid surgery which should be performed by the qualified plastic surgeon. If so, there will be no frequent bleparoplasty common risks and complications. At the same time not everything depends on the surgeon experience and knowledge; much can be done by the person to reduce possible risks. It's very simple to follow all the instructions provided by health specialists before and after the surgery.                                                               

Blepharoplasty common risks include bleeding, difficulty in closing eyes, infections, wound separation, suture cysts, temporary swelling at the corners of the eyelids, blurred or double vision for a couple of days after the operation, slight asymmetry in scarring or healing, retrobulbar hematoma, etc. After the stitches are taken out, the person may mention tiny whiteheads, which can be then easily removed by your doctor with a fine needle.                                                

Thus, one of the blepharoplasty common risks is difficulty of closing eyes when sleeping. In rare cases, this condition may become permanent.

A risk of any surgery and one of the blepharoplasty common risks is infection. However, the infection is usually not serious, because thanks to improved medical tools and sterilizers, the elective surgery is performed under very sterile conditions.

Bleeding is also one of the blepharoplasty common risks. It's very important to know that constant bleeding will probably require reopening of the eyelid wound, evacuation of the clot or cauterization of the bleeding vessel. According to recent researches in this field, the most common bleeding sites are the orbicularis muscle and fat pockets.

Be aware that after the blepharoplasty the person may experience wound separation. Often skin closure edges separate especially during the first two days after the suture removal. Such separation may close either spontaneously or with the help of certain supportive tape. It's evident if the person has larger separation he or she will require suturing.

Any surgery may cause suture cysts which means that tiny white cysts may develop in the line of suture. However, it's not a big problem because many of them are known to disappear without any special treatment. The removal of a resistant cyst is rather quick and simple.

People who have decided to have blepharoplasty should remember that eyelid's fine looking individually, don't always mean matching as a pair. Thus, asymmetry is one of the blepharoplasty common risks, which can involve the shape and height of the upper eyelid crease, residual skin or fat, excursion of the lower eyelid margin, etc.

Blepharoplasty under-correction is always more preferable to its overcorrection. Nevertheless, some people experience insufficient skin removal and considerable amount of under-correction may require so-called ?touch-up? operation.

Thus, it's very important to know about all the blepharoplasty common risks and understand their influence on the human health.

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