As with any surgery, blepharoplasty carries some risks, such as infection or reaction to anesthesia. Other possible risks specific to this surgery include:

  • Temporary numbness of the eyelid skin
  • Dry, irritated eyes
  • Temporary vision changes, such as double vision
  • Impaired eyelid function
  • Scarring
  • Injury to eye muscles
  • A very small risk of blindness due to bleeding behind the eye

Talk to your doctor about how these risks apply to you. Understanding what's involved in blepharoplasty and weighing the benefits and risks can help you decide if this procedure is a good option.

Jul. 16, 2011