Possible Complications of Eyelid Surgery
A possible complication of eyelid surgery is a temporary inability to close your eyelids completely. This means that eyes may become abnormally dry.
Usually this condition resolves after a few weeks or months, during which time you would need remedies such as eye drops. Some surgeons will have you massage your eyelids a couple of weeks after the stitches have been removed, to soften the remaining skin and allow better closure of your eyelids.
Other potential complications of blepharoplasty include:
- Vision loss from retrobulbar hemorrhage
- Eyelid infection
- Double vision from problems with eye alignment
- Noticeable surgical scarring
- Malpositioned eyelids
- Undercorrection (not removing enough of the excessive skin)
- Overcorrection (removing too much skin)
- Numbness of the eyelids
As mentioned above, always call your surgeon immediately when you have symptoms such as severe pain or a change in vision following a procedure.