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Are there risks associated with eye lift surgery?

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Old 06-22-2009, 11:43 PM
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Default Are there risks associated with eye lift surgery?

Are there risks associated with eye lift surgery?
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Old 08-29-2009, 02:26 AM
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Are there risks associated with eye lift surgery?
It is also common to experience excessive tearing, light sensitivity, and temporary vision changes such as blurred eyesight or double vision. Your plastic surgeon will monitor your progress carefully during the first one to two weeks or recovery after the cosmetic surgery. Stitches will also be removed within the first week and any swelling or discoloration should subside once this takes place.

Eye Lift Risks and Complications

All plastic surgery procedures carry certain risks and potential complications. The following are some risks associated with eye lift surgery:

* excessive bleeding under the skin that may result in a blood clot
* painful swelling
* infection
* allergic reaction
* nerve damage that may lead to permanent numbness and muscle weakness in the face
* hollow appearance in the eyes due to excess removal of fatty tissue
* muscle damage that may cause the upper eye lid to drop
* difficulty using contact lenses
* loss of vision

Eye lift surgery is generally not recommended for individuals with the following medical conditions:

* thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves' disease
* dry eye or lack of sufficient tear production
* high blood pressure
* circulatory disorders
* cardiovascular disease
* diabetes
* detached retina or glaucoma

In addition, healing times may vary from one patient to another and may take much longer than expected. Avoiding smoking and drinking and maintaining a healthy diet may help speed up the recovery process.
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Old 05-06-2010, 10:13 AM
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It is also common to experience excessive tearing, light sensitivity, and temporary vision changes such as blurred eyesight or double vision. Your plastic surgeon will monitor your progress carefully during the first one to two weeks or recovery after the cosmetic surgery. Stitches will also be removed within the first week and any swelling or discoloration should subside once this takes place.

Eye Lift Risks and Complications

All plastic surgery procedures carry certain risks and potential complications. The following are some risks associated with eye lift surgery:

* excessive bleeding under the skin that may result in a blood clot
* painful swelling
* infection
* allergic reaction
* nerve damage that may lead to permanent numbness and muscle weakness in the face
* hollow appearance in the eyes due to excess removal of fatty tissue
* muscle damage that may cause the upper eye lid to drop
* difficulty using contact lenses
* loss of vision

Eye lift surgery is generally not recommended for individuals with the following medical conditions:

* thyroid problems such as hypothyroidism and Graves' disease
* dry eye or lack of sufficient tear production
* high blood pressure
* circulatory disorders
* cardiovascular disease
* diabetes
* detached retina or glaucoma

In addition, healing times may vary from one patient to another and may take much longer than expected. Avoiding smoking and drinking and maintaining a healthy diet may help speed up the recovery process.
Very nice post, shely. I can't think of anything to add.
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