In our past blogs, we’ve touched on a few of the dangers associated with Blepharoplasty for patients looking to get rid of bags under their eyes. More than 160,000 people have their eyelids reshaped by plastic surgeons each year. In recent surveys, however, it has been brought to our attention that complications due to Blepharoplasty have been a growing by staggering numbers. In this blog we’ll clue you in on some of the basic complications commonly associated with Blepharoplasty, and why horror stories have been creeping into media reports more than ever lately.
What To Look Out For
Some of the common complications that come with Blepharoplasty procedures are blurred or double vision for some time after eyelid surgery. Other minor complications may include swelling at the corner of the eyelids and decreased sensation in the eyelid. Some patients may experience asymmetry in healing and scarring. You may also feel dryness, burning, stinging feeling in your eye(s). This could be controlled with administration of artificial tear eye drops. Some patients may experience excessive tearing. These complications are minor and usually temporary, and need no serious treatment.
A slightly greater complication is retrobulbar hematoma (an accumulation of blood under skin). This may occur straight after surgery. Blood accumulation under skin may heal gradually itself or it may need to be removed in some cases. Hematoma is more probable when eyelid surgery is performed in combination with other aesthetic facial surgeries, such as face lift, brow lift or forehead lift.
Scope Out Your Options
With more than 160,000 people going to get Blepharoplasty every year, the number of complications and cases of patients going blind has no doubt increased. Though Blepharoplasty is considered safe by most surgeons, the truth is that no type of surgery is ever 100 percent safe. With a plethora of natural alternatives out there, it’s an all-around better decision to opt for a product that won’t leave you blind for the rest of your life! If you’re still thinking about opting with Blepharoplasty, research it for yourself, and don’t forget to talk to your doctor before making a decision.