Eyelid Surgery Benefits and Risks

cosmetic-face3One of the many popular options for facial plastic surgery that patients consider is cosmetic eyelid surgery. Also known as a blepharoplasty, cosmetic eyelid surgery is a great option for improving the overall appearance of the eye area, reducing the sagginess of the eyelids and greatly reducing wrinkles. During your consultation with Baltimore plastic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster, he will discuss the surgery with you and how it can help you achieve your many aesthetic goals.

Now with that in mind, let’s stress that as with any kind of surgery, cosmetic surgeries carry many benefits as well as a certain degree of risk. While following our instructions for pre-operative and post-operative care will maximize benefits and minimize the risks, it’s important that patients know what they are getting into so that they have realistic expectations about their surgery. We’d like to take a moment right now to go over the benefits and risks of surgery in brief. A longer discussion of these benefits and risks will take place during your consultation with Dr. Schuster.

First we’ll discuss the risks of Baltimore eyelid surgery. The most common risks associated with the surgery are the same as would be associated with other surgeries. This includes infections, excessive swelling, pain and discomfort, and allergic reactions to anesthetic. We will be sure to assess your medical history to mitigate and potential harmful side effects.

In addition to the risks above, some patients have had issues with closing their eyes or visible scarring after surgery. This is generally due to poor surgery and surgeon error. Dr. Schuster is a skilled professional and prides himself on providing all of his patients with positive experiences. This means he avoids mistakes by using his patience, knowledge, and good judgment with all of his patients.

As for the benefits, one of the primary positives of eyelid surgery is the aesthetic enhancement. People who undergo cosmetic eyelid surgery tend to look years younger since the wrinkling and sagging in the eye area is eliminated. In addition, scarring is hard to notice and hidden expertly in the natural folds of the eyelid. If you have vision issues related to the sagging of your eyelids, cosmetic eyelid surgery can address that, adding a major benefit to you and your overall quality of life.

To learn more about cosmetic eyelid surgery and the many benefits it provides, contact Baltimore cosmetic surgeon Dr. Ronald Schuster today.