In properly selected and prepared patients who follow their pre- and postoperative instructions, complications of eyelid and brow surgery are rare. Excessive bruising or swelling, or incision lines that remain visible longer than expected, are the most common complications. Other mild and temporary complications such as temporary eye dryness or irritation, temporary incomplete eyelid closure, temporary swollen “pouches” on the cheeks, or temporary forehead or scalp numbness or weakness may also occur.
While exceedingly rare, more serious complications, such as blindness, double vision, corneal damage, and even death are remote possibilities.
You should discuss with your surgeon how commonly he or she experiences the complications above, as well as other complications, and also ask what measures her or she has in place to minimize these risks.
For more information regarding possible complications you may contact our office.