Warning about blepharoplasty complications
You should know there are a number of risks and complications associated with blepharoplasty. This procedure should by no means be taken lightly. Besides having a cosmetic nightmare which happens far too often, there are actual dangers to your eyes. Remember the doctor is using a scalpel merely millimeters from the surface of your eyeball. Imagine if he slipped and cut it? But even if surgery goes as planned there are a number of post-op complications you should consider.
Over tightening of the skin can change your vision. Your eyelids may not work the same way. Blinking and other simple tasks may be impaired. I have read stories about patients having difficulty producing tears after they've undergone this surgery. These are all warnings you should consider before you get blepharoplasty.
I'm not saying there's such thing as safe plastic surgery but I don't think this is a high risk operation compared to some others. I mean the only complications I know of [I'm not expert] are seeing people with their brows raised too much from it.
The Most Common Complication Involved With Blepharoplasty
I will address some of the most common blepharoplasty complications:
Asymmetry: Because each eye is done individually, asymmetry so some degree is inevitable. If it is noticeable, then an additional surgery may be needed to correct it.
Too Little/Too Much Correction: It is not uncommon for a patient to wish he or she had less or more correction.
Vision Problems: This is an extremely rare complication, but there are situations where hemorrhaging can occur in the area and vision loss can occur. The odds of this happening are roughly 0.01% from what I am aware.
Infection: As with any surgery, infection is a risk.
Muscle/Nerve Damage: This can and does occur albeit rarely. It's important to realize this is a risk.
Healing Complication: Sutures may separate and result in irregular scarring, Depending on your skin type, problem scarring may occur regardless.
It's important to choose a skilled plastic surgeon who is eye experienced with eye lift surgery. Doing so is no guarantee but it should reduce your risk of some of these blepharoplasty complications.
my ugly blepharoplasty
I had an upper and lower blepharoplasy with cantoplasty 10 days ago and i know everyone will say its early days but mine has turned out to be a real disaster. Swelling ane bruising has gone but im left with an ugly thick ridge of skin under the suture line, My eyes look like they have been hitched up at both sides creating a hollow appearance i never had before. Im devastated by the way i look. I have i sort of lip under each eye as well so i sort of look froggy. My eyes were lovely before apart from a bit of excess skin underneath and above. I have rang the hospital and they say it will be swelling but i know its not. Im due to have a check up at six weeks but im going in 3 weeks instead. I wantet to look fresh in the eyes not like a frog with bulges. I cant go to work im so embarrased
Sorry to hear about your dissatisfaction, as well as what seems to be complications from your surgery. Have you spoken with your surgeon yet?
Hi Molly I'm sorry you are experiencing this. Have you had facial plastic surgery before? What you should know is that the swelling does last a very long times, sometimes even several months. I'm not saying it is necessarily swelling, but there is a good possible that is the problem. Ten days post-op is not enough time. The scarring will improve I can say that. I scar badly myself so I know. It should improve over the next few weeks assuming there is no infection.
Talk to your surgeon but also just hang in there. It's going to take time for the swelling to subside and there's no way around that really. All it takes is a little extra swelling around the eyes to make them look weird because our eye shape is so unique for each of us.
Hi, it sounds like you just haven't given it enough time. Ten days isn't that long for it to heal. I think they say anywhere from 6 months to a year before you see your true results. So, I know it's hard to wait that time out, but hopefully, it will look beautiful at that time. Good luck.
Yes, it certainly will be swollen much, much longer than 10 days!
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