Eyelid Surgery Side Effects

Eyelid Surgery Side Effects

The eyelids are often the first area of the face to show signs of aging. Indeed, bags under the eyes, droopiness in the lower eyelids, puffiness in the upper eyelids, loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids, and skin that hangs down from the upper eyelids can make you appear older than you actually are. Droopiness, excess skin, and loose hanging skin can impair vision. Because the eyelids are among the first areas of the face to show the signs of aging, Scottsdale plastic surgeon Ronald J. Caniglia often performs eyelid surgery on patients who are in their 30s, 40s, and beyond. The long-lasting results achieved through eyelid surgery make it an excellent solution to aesthetically displeasing eyelid conditions. Droopiness, loose hanging skin, wrinkles, and puffiness can all be improved through eyelid surgery. If you are bothered by these or other eyelid conditions, you may be a candidate for eyelid surgery. After a patient has undergone eyelid surgery, he or she will appear rejuvenated, well rested, and refreshed.

Eyelid Surgery Side Effects

While the majority of our Scottsdale eyelid surgery patients experience long-lasting results without developing complications from their eyelid surgery, some patients may experience side effects after surgery. Eyelid surgery is performed to rejuvenate and improve the appearance of the eyes and the areas surrounding the eyes, but, as with all surgeries, there is some risk involved.

Very rarely, patients will experience wound separation, suture cysts, external scarring, vision that is damaged as a result of surgery, excessive removal of skin, excessive removal of muscle, insufficient removal of skin, or insufficient removal of muscle. These complications are extremely rare and are typically the result of an unqualified, inexperienced surgeon. To minimize your risk of developing side effects after surgery, it is vital that you find a qualified plastic surgeon to perform your procedure.

Dr. Caniglia is certified by the American Board of Facial Plastic Surgery and the American Board of Otolaryngology. To further reduce your risk of complications after surgery, Dr. Caniglia will perform a comprehensive examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for eyelid surgery. During your pre-surgical consultation, Dr. Caniglia will discuss your medical history in detail. This will help determine whether you are at an increased risk of developing post-surgical complications. Certain medical conditions including diabetes and high blood pressure, as well as certain medications, may put patients at an increased risk of side effects during or after surgery. Another way that Scottsdale rhinoplasty and eyelid surgeon Ronald Caniglia minimizes the side effects associated with eyelid surgery is by tailoring a treatment plan to your unique needs and goals.

The majority of side effects experienced after undergoing eyelid surgery are temporary. These side effects usually subside within the first week after surgery and include:

  • Swelling
  • Difficulty closing the eyes
  • Difficulty sleeping (as a result of difficulty closing the eyes)
  • Blurry vision
  • Double vision
  • Droopy eyelids
  • Excessive tearing
  • Insufficient tearing
  • Corneal irritation

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