Potential Risks & Complications

Some people who might benefit from a San Diego eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) procedure temporarily put it off because they're concerned with the potential risks and complications; some put it off forever. It's unfortunate, because the potential for risks and complications is not unique to plastic surgery; it's inherent to any surgery, whether it's a tonsillectomy or brain surgery.

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In the majority of eyelid surgery procedures, men and women suffering complications were in the minority. Still, if you're like other people considering eyelid surgery, you don't want to be a statistic. Most likely, you won't; and, it's not because of luck, but rather because triple board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo doesn't treat you like a number. He treats you like an individual and as an adult who's capable of making an informed decision when presented with the facts regarding the risks and complications of an eyelid lift:

  • Reaction to anesthesia such as nausea
  • Infection at the incision site(s)
  • Double or blurred vision
  • Swelling at the corner of your eyelids
  • Milia (whiteheads) at incision site(s)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Excessive tearing
  • Dryness
  • Drooping causing your lower lid to invert
  • Difficulty closing eyes during sleep
  • The possibility that you won't be happy with the results

Most of the complications associated with blepharoplasty are either temporary, can be eliminated with antibiotics or can be corrected by Dr. Chaffoo. For a comprehensive discussion about the risks, complications and rewards of an eyelid lift, including how your anatomy and healing abilities play a crucial role, request your complimentary cosmetic consultation at either of his 2 conveniently-located plastic surgery centers.

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Dr. Chaffoo

Triple board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Richard Chaffoo provides exceptional results and patient care.

  • When it comes to complications, the fact is they do happen; the thing to be mindful of is that they're rare. And, that they can be minimized by properly preparing for surgery, the existence of a comprehensive post operative care program and by ensuring that the doctor who performs your blepharoplasty is a board certified plastic surgeon, as well as extremely experienced with a plastic surgery procedure such as an eyelid lift or San Diego face lift. In other words, a plastic surgeon like Dr. Chaffoo.

    If you're considering a facial sculpting procedure in La Jolla such as eyelid surgery, plastic surgeon Richard Chaffoo, MD, FACS, FICS can help to fully understand both the risks and rewards. Dr. Chaffoo is part of a small group of plastic surgeons certified by the American Board of Plastic Surgery, the American Board of Otolaryngology (Head and Neck Surgery) and Facial Aesthetic Surgery. Dr. Chaffoo has an office conveniently located close to you on Genesee Avenue in La Jolla on the Scripps Memorial Hospital Campus at the Ximed Medical Center.

    You demand the best from yourself. Dr. Chaffoo demands the best as well — from himself, from his staff and always for you.