11 May, 2023

How can I avoid complications from eyelid surgery?

Complications from cosmetic eyelid surgery are relatively infrequent. However, problems with symmetry, unwanted changes in shape, the quality of scars and overcorrection of the original problem such as the looseness of skin or bagginess of the eyelids due to the amount of skin or fat removed can occur.

Watery eyes, asymmetry and blurred vision can sometimes be temporary as they can be caused by changes in muscle tone following surgery. Disturbance of function such as ptosis (upper eyelid damage) and eye injury are very rare.

Complications can be reduced by the proper selection of patients and of course careful technique. This can only be achieved with the proper training, judgment and experience.

So my recommendation is to always do you research when choosing a surgeon, ask for recommendations, and actively participate in your consultation.