After undergoing an eyelid surgery, or blepharoplasty, if the results are not up to the patients expectations, it can be disappointing. It is always prudent to wait a few months, after the procedure, to determine how the eyes will truly look once the swelling has gone down and healing has taken place. If a patient is still not satisfied at that point, however, a consultation can help them explore their options for an eyelid revision procedure.
Complications that may occur after a blepharoplasty procedure, include some of the following:
- Lower eyelid retraction
- Discomfort or pain
- Blurry vision
- Exposure keratopathy
- Lack of symmetry
Every patient and each case is different. In cases of overcorrection, in which too much tissue was removed, the remaining eyelid skin can often be redistributed to improve the result. When an undercorrection is the problem and not enough tissue was removed, another blepharoplasty procedure may need to be performed to achieve the patient‘s desired appearance.