Q. Where eyelid surgery is indicated (which individuals)?
- Excess skin obscuring the natural fold of the upper eyelids.
- Loose skin hanging down from the upper eyelids, perhaps impairing vision.
- Excess skin and fine wrinkles of the lower eyelids.
- Bags and dark circles under the eyes, often with a depression along the bony border of the lower eyelids.
- Droopiness of the lower eyelids, showing white of the eyeball.
Q. What are the complications of eyelid surgery?
Ans : Generally eyelid surgery is safe. Potential complications include hematoma (an accumulation of blood under the skin that may require removal), infection and reactions to anesthesia. Following the surgery, there can be a feeling of dryness or irritation in the eye that requires treatment. There is a possibility of a temporary decrease in sensation of the eyelid skin or impaired eyelid function that sometimes may need to be corrected by additional surgery. You can help minimize certain risks by following the advice and instructions of your plastic surgeon, both before and after your eyelid surgery.