Cosmetic Eye Surgery Complications Pictures
Blepharoplasty complications pictures are the pictures of real people who have performed blepharoplasty, but blepharoplasty gone wrong. Surgery on the upper eye lid is more forgiving than surgery on the lower eye lid. The main complication of surgery on the upper eyelid is the removal of too much or too little skin
If fat is removed then there is a risk of bleeding that causes pressure to eye and could cause blindness, this is extremely rare. Surgery on the lower eye lid can cause pulling downward of the eye lid and so you are unable to remove much skin and the eye lid needs support
There are acceptable procedures for improving the lower eye lid and experience really pays off. Discuss this with your plastic surgeon and see if your situation can be corrected with low risks.
Any surgery no matter how minor can have complications; why worry about what might happen even before you know if you are a candidate for surgery? Find out the advantages first and then what can happen. Let the doctor you are seeing tell you that.
Blepharoplasty complications are rare but can be serious
Complications from eyelid surgery are very rare but can be serious. A detailed conversation on these issues will be part of every eyelid consultation. If your surgeon does not answer your questions fully, be sure to ask
If the answers are still not helpful, you probably should interview other surgeons. Remember, no surgery is perfect and so even rare complications will occur from time to time. Fortunately, the management of complications is part of the training of every eyelid surgeon
That being stated the best advice is to talk to your surgeon, build a rapport, check references and most importantly follow your doctors advice. Finally, remember that these negative events are rare. Most studies indicate that serious, vision threatening complications occur with a frequency of far less than 1%
Eyelid Surgery Consultation
Fortunately the complications related to blepharoplasty are rare. The best way to learn about this is to have a consultation with an experienced surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery.At the consultation you will be able to get an answer that is customized to your situation and the treatment that you are considering
There are many specialties that perform eyelid surgery. If you decide that you would like to see an ophthalmologist who specializes in cosmetic eyelid surgery please check out www.asoprs.org. (American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery)
There is a learning curve we all go through in plastic surgery and any surgeon who has been out of training for 10+ years will tell you that their complication rates have decreased progressively over the years
So go to an experienced surgeon! Upper lid surgery carries only one main risk and that is the inability to close the eyes if too much skin is removed. Experience and good technique makes this very rare
Potential Blepharoplasty complications are rare but scary
The odds of your having any of the following complications are very low, especially if you have your Blepharoplasty done by an experienced Plastic surgeon (www. PlasticSurgery.org). The rarest and most extreme complication is blindness (I have never seen it nor know of any of my friends and teachers who have seen it)
Others may be dry eye, asymmetry, prolonged swelling of the conjunctiva (chemosis), detached lower lid (ectropion), retracted scar, inability to close the eye and infection. The operation is extremely safe but its rare complications are scary
Upper eyelid surgery is rather forgiving and complications are rare. Lower eyelid surgery is not very forgiving, and in the wrong hands it could be disastrous. So you need to be carful in whom you choose to perform you eyelid surgery
There are lots of other physicians out there performing eyelid surgery, because it can be done in the office without general anesthesia. So make sure you are having your surgery done by a board certified plastic surgeon
Complication for lower eyelid surgery can be ectropion. This is when the lower eyelid tone is too loose and in addition too much skin is removed and you get pulling of the lower eyelid inferiorly, commoly the lateral part
Do your eyes fully close after eyelid surgery?
There are many factors that can cause blurred vision after eyelid surgery. Given the history of blurred vision starting one week after blepharoplasty the most likely cause is a dry eye or poor closure of your eyelids
If you did not have the luxury of having an Ocular Plastic Surgeon perform your surgery, I agree with the others that now is the time to be examined by one or an ophthalmologist. The Eye MD needs to look at your cornea at a slit lamp and your nerve in the back of your eye with an ophthalmoscopeIf your eyes are just adjusting to being more open than artificial tear drops (preservative free) every 2 hours and lubricant ointment at bed time will help. I also suggest the use of a cool mist humidifier at bedside ( especially now with the heat coming on)
If your lids do not fully close, the same regimen may make you comfortable but other measures may need to be taken.
Blurry vision after blepharoplasty
This can be seen quite often due to different factors. Usually the antibiotic ointment is a culprit early on. Next, dryness of the eyes after overzealous skin removal can happen as well causing blurry symptoms
Finally, a change in eye prescription. May occur as well as the weight of the eyelids has now come off the eye and the shape of the eye may be changing. I would recommend consulting an eyelid or eye expert for the blurry vision