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Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 Feb;125(2):709-18. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181c830c7.

Minor complications after blepharoplasty: dry eyes, chemosis, granulomas, ptosis, and scleral show.

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Division of Plastic Surgery, Scripps Clinic and Research Institute, and Paces Plastic Surgery, La Jolla, Calif, USA.


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.

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