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What are some possible complications from Asian eyelid surgery? I'm thinking about getting Asian eyelid surgery to open up my eyes. But i'm worried about what could go wrong. Could i end up looking unnatural? What problems do people have after this surger

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
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In brief: Asian blepharoplasty

Complications of Asian blepharoplasty include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, suture extrusion, scarring, prolonged swelling and loss of crease.
Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in Asian blepharoplasty procedures.

In brief: Asian blepharoplasty

Complications of Asian blepharoplasty include bleeding, infection, asymmetry, suture extrusion, scarring, prolonged swelling and loss of crease.
Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in Asian blepharoplasty procedures.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
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In brief: There

There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure.
These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, visibility, distortion with muscular contraction, lid retraction, dry eye syndrome, pain, epiphora (tearing), blindness, need for secondary surgical revisions, and inabiltity to guarantee a specific cosmetic result.

In brief: There

There are risks to crossing the street or flying in an airplane and, of course, there are risks to any surgical procedure.
These risks can occur regardless of surgeon or technique. These include but are not limited to: infection, hematoma, discomfort, wound breakdown, hypertrophic scar formation, asymmetry, unfavorable healing, visibility, distortion with muscular contraction, lid retraction, dry eye syndrome, pain, epiphora (tearing), blindness, need for secondary surgical revisions, and inabiltity to guarantee a specific cosmetic result.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Joseph Mele
Surgery - Plastics

In brief: Dr.

Dr. Placik gives a good list, and there are more risks.
Just because they can happen, does not mean they will, but considering them is part of making an informed decision. In addition, if your eyelids are asymmetric, this can usually be improved; however, there is no guarantee that they will be perfectly symmetrical. Revision surgery can be attempted for further correction, but the benefit must again be evaluated versus the risks of another surgery. Be certain to discuss this and how revision surgery is handled with your chosen surgeon, before the first operation.

In brief: Dr.

Dr. Placik gives a good list, and there are more risks.
Just because they can happen, does not mean they will, but considering them is part of making an informed decision. In addition, if your eyelids are asymmetric, this can usually be improved; however, there is no guarantee that they will be perfectly symmetrical. Revision surgery can be attempted for further correction, but the benefit must again be evaluated versus the risks of another surgery. Be certain to discuss this and how revision surgery is handled with your chosen surgeon, before the first operation.
Dr. Joseph Mele
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