I’m 56, female, and interested in getting a blepharoplasty. It sounds like a great option for me, since I want to freshen up my face without having a lot of work done. But of course, I know that all surgery comes with risks, and I was wondering: can eyelid surgery overtighten your eyelids in some cases, making it difficult to close your eyes?
Needless to say, all surgeries come with a list of varies potential complications. These potential complications should be taken seriously in making your decision to proceed with surgery. All reputable surgeons spend the majority of their time planning for the surgical procedure to not only give you an excellent result, but, also, to avoid and prevent these potential complications.
One of the potential complications of upper eyelid surgery is taking too much skin. I like to mark the appropriate amount of excess skin that I remove in upper eyelid surgery while the patient is still awake so that I can be sure that the lid will not be too tight and eyelid closure will not be an issue.
Posted by Dr. Philip Schoenfeld