Eyelid surgery can be performed for a variety of reasons. Perhaps you’re interested in turning back the clock and reducing the presence of the signs of facial aging. Maybe you’re dealing with vision impairment as a result of excess or drooping above your eyes. Whatever the case may be, eyelid surgery with Dr. Cappuccino can help you enjoy a clear and alert look.
When eyelid surgery is performed by a qualified plastic surgeon like Dr. Cappuccino, complications are infrequent and usually minor. Nevertheless, there is always a possibility of complications, including infection or a reaction to the anesthesia. Dr. Cappuccino will also give you directions to significantly reduce these risks before surgery.
The minor complications that occasionally follow blepharoplasty include double or blurred vision for a few days; temporary swelling at the corner of the eyelids; and a slight asymmetry in healing or scarring. Tiny whiteheads may appear after your stitches are taken out; your surgeon can remove them easily with a very fine needle.
Following surgery, some patients may have difficulty closing their eyes when they sleep; in rare cases, this condition may be permanent. Another very rare complication is ectropion, a pulling down of the lower lids. In this case, further surgery may be required. Dr. Cappuccino relies on his extensive training to avoid these issues.