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Is there any risks involved with blepharoplasty?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 08 November 2011


Eyelids and eye bags surgery, how much and how long you have been practising?

Is there any risks involved?


There are a number of risks that have been reported over the years in relation to blepharoplasty.

They include:

  • Anaesthetic related risks
  • Bleeding and bruising
  • Infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis (for general anaesthesia)
  • A degree of asymmetry
  • Lagophthalmos
  • Ectropion or lower eyelid malposition
  • Increased dryness of the eyes
  • Visibility of the scars
  • Discomfort and occasionally pain
  • Chemosis
  • Corneal abrasions

Typically, this point are covered more extensively during a consultation. The characteristics of the individuals may influence a particular type of risk and require customising the treatment plan around it.

I have been in practice as a consultant for 11 years.

For guidance regarding prices for the more common aesthetic surgery procedures or combinations of procedures, please visit my website at www.allaboutcosmeticsurgery.co.uk

For procedures not listed there, kindly contact my practice either by telephone at 0207 486 7757 or by email at contact@aesthetic-plastic-surgery.co.uk and my team will be delighted to assist you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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