What are the risks of ptosis surgery?
The risks of ptosis surgery can be divided into typical surgical risks for any surgery
and risk specific to ptosis surgery.
In any surgery, there are risks associated with anesthesia whether it is local sedation
or general anesthesia.
Any surgery can be associated with excessive bleeding, infection as well as excessive swelling.
Ptosis surgery risks include under correction where the eyelid still droops, overcorrection
where the eyelid is still open as well as undesirable eyelid appearance, scarring and
eye problems related to exposure and other causes of inflammation and infection.
Since there are different methods for ptosis surgery, it’s important to discuss the specific
risks for the procedure you’re considering and how to minimize these risks.