Blepharoplasty, also referred to as an eyelid lift, can address the upper eyelids, lower eyelids, or both sets of eyelids. Generally, it corrects sagging and extra skin on or around the eyelids associated with aging. As you age, the skin and muscles around the eyes can weaken and stretch, contributing to this sagging, older appearance. Before surgery, patients are often concerned about blepharoplasty risks.
Eyelid surgery does come with some risk. Like any surgery, infection, scarring, and general anesthesia risks can all occur. Although, in good blepharoplasty candidates, these risks rarely happen. As far as the risks specific to blepharoplasty, dry eyes, movement issues with the eyelids, temporarily blurred vision, and loss of eyesight. Again, while possible, in good candidates and with a skilled facial plastic surgeon like Dr. Santos, these risks rarely occur or are temporary.
Dr. David Santos works to minimize risk during all of his plastic surgery procedures. The first way he does this is by selecting good candidates for an eyelid lift and creating a customized surgery plan. He also utilizes local anesthesia for many of his blepharoplasty procedures which cuts the risks associated with general anesthesia. Local anesthesia can often shorten recovery time and minimize risks after surgery.
To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.