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What are the possible bad outcomes of droopy eyelids correction?
19 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Goldstein
Ophthalmology
8 doctors agree
In brief: Droopy eyelid risks
Every surgery has an up side and a potential down side.
When fixing droopy eyelids, two major things come to mind as potential bad outcomes: 1) asymmetry of height or contour. That is the lids may be too open, undercorrected or have different shapes. This can usually be correcteed. 2) exacerbating dry eyes with subsequent burning, discomfort, tearing and /or blurry.

In brief: Droopy eyelid risks
Every surgery has an up side and a potential down side.
When fixing droopy eyelids, two major things come to mind as potential bad outcomes: 1) asymmetry of height or contour. That is the lids may be too open, undercorrected or have different shapes. This can usually be correcteed. 2) exacerbating dry eyes with subsequent burning, discomfort, tearing and /or blurry.
Dr. Scott Goldstein
Dr. Scott Goldstein
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Dr. Soheila Rostami
Also, surgical correction of droopy upper eyelids possibility can cause lagophthalmos, which it means not able to blink and close eyelids.
Dr. Susan Hoki
Ophthalmology
6 doctors agree
In brief: Risks of lid surgery
"bad outcomes" include undercorrection (still somewhat droopy), overcorrection (eyes too open), dry eyes, asymmetry or otherwise less than perfect cosmetic result.
The most common is probably undercorrection in a good surgeon since it can always be fixed by correcting more later. Most important is to find an experience surgeon who has had great results and understands your surgical goals.

In brief: Risks of lid surgery
"bad outcomes" include undercorrection (still somewhat droopy), overcorrection (eyes too open), dry eyes, asymmetry or otherwise less than perfect cosmetic result.
The most common is probably undercorrection in a good surgeon since it can always be fixed by correcting more later. Most important is to find an experience surgeon who has had great results and understands your surgical goals.
Dr. Susan Hoki
Dr. Susan Hoki
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Dr. Clark Schierle
Surgery - Plastics
5 doctors agree
In brief: Eyelid Surgery
Undercorrection, overcorrection, or asymmetry would be the big ones.
Bleeding and infection are always a risk of any surgical procedure.

In brief: Eyelid Surgery
Undercorrection, overcorrection, or asymmetry would be the big ones.
Bleeding and infection are always a risk of any surgical procedure.
Dr. Clark Schierle
Dr. Clark Schierle
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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Barry Press
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: The usual + others..
Any surgical procedure has the possibility of bleeding, infection, anesthetic complications, and death.
These are very uncommon with ptosis surgery. Others include asymmetry, over- and undercorrection. Recently developed techniques have improved these procedures; they can be done with local or general anesthesia and do not require patient cooperation. This is a pretty straightforward procedure.

In brief: The usual + others..
Any surgical procedure has the possibility of bleeding, infection, anesthetic complications, and death.
These are very uncommon with ptosis surgery. Others include asymmetry, over- and undercorrection. Recently developed techniques have improved these procedures; they can be done with local or general anesthesia and do not require patient cooperation. This is a pretty straightforward procedure.
Dr. Barry Press
Dr. Barry Press
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