Every surgical procedure–whether medical or cosmetic–comes with some inherent risk. Blepharoplasty, or eyelid surgery, is no exception. Risks like infection, bleeding, damage to skin or nerves, and blood clots are typical of all surgeries. When it comes to eyelid surgeries, risks like vision blurring, irritated or dry eyes, damage to eye muscles, visible scarring, and, infrequently, loss of vision.
When you have your eyelid surgery performed by board-certified facial plastic surgeon, Dr. Santos, he can minimize the risks of blepharoplasty. One of the major ways he does this is performing the surgery under local anesthesia. While he will perform it under general, local anesthesia cuts the risk of surgery and reduces anesthesia complications (some of the most common among surgical procedures).
Additionally, in surgery, Dr. Santos makes discreet and the least invasive incisions possible to minimize blepharoplasty risks and scarring. He will prescribe our proprietary scar protocol to reduce scarring. As a skilled surgeon, he uses the most modern techniques and those which have a small chance of causing complications.
Arguably, the most important way that Dr. Santos ensures a low risk procedure is through your consultation. He will review your medical history and anatomy to make sure the surgery is safe for you. To schedule a consultation with Dr. Santos, call us at 206-430-1035 or contact us online.