Complications of Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty

  • Daniel J. Oh
  • Pete Setabutr


Lower blepharoplasty is one of the most common cosmetic procedures performed. It is considered safe, minimally invasive, and effective with regard to functional and cosmetic changes to the eyelid [1, 2]. While blepharoplasty has a high probability of success, even skilled surgeons will encounter complications [3]. Lower blepharoplasty was once focused on the removal of the excess skin and fat although presently the emphasis has been on repositioning and transfer techniques allowing for tissue preservation [2]. This allows for the restoration of volume loss that is associated with aging. While careful physical examination taking into account ocular health, lower eyelid position, and cheek projection is included in the preoperative assessment of a patient [4], complications can still arise.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Daniel J. Oh
    • 1
  • Pete Setabutr
    • 1
  1. 1.Illinois Eye and Ear InfirmaryUniversity of Illinois at ChicagoChicagoUSA

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