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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c830c7
Cosmetic: Special Topics

Minor Complications after Blepharoplasty: Dry Eyes, Chemosis, Granulomas, Ptosis, and Scleral Show

Pacella, Salvatore J. M.D., M.B.A.; Codner, Mark A. M.D.

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Abstract

Summary: Blepharoplasty remains one of the most popular operations in facial aesthetic surgery. Serious complications, which include blindness, retrobulbar hematoma, and ectropion, although relatively rare, are well reported in the literature. As techniques evolve in aesthetic eyelid surgery, minor complications continue to be very common. Nonetheless, management of these complications can be challenging and may require extended management or surgical revision. The authors discuss several of the most common minor complications, including hematoma, dry-eye syndrome, infections, atypical lesions, lid malposition, and scarring. In addition, preoperative assessment of risk factors, treatment, and management of these minor complications are presented.

©2010American Society of Plastic Surgeons

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