Possible risks of lower eyelid surgery
As with any surgical procedure, complications can occur.
In the case of eyelid surgery the risks are very slight. By being fully informed of your medical condition (and medical history), medicine use and allergies, we can provide expert personal advice and ensure that your recovery is as swift and complete as possible.
Possible complications include allergic reaction to anaesthetics or plasters. Despite the use of sterile techniques, it is also possible for infection to occur. However, the chance of this happening is very small.
The specialist who conducts the initial consultation explains the possible risks and complications in detail. The consent form given to you during the initial consultation also provides full information.
If the procedure is performed by an experienced plastic surgeon the risks are very slight, but it is important that you are informed. Plastic surgery is the only specialist medical qualification in which eyelid surgery is taught as part of 6 years of specialist training.
You will be provided with detailed information about eyelid surgery.