Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 451–453

An unusual complication associated with blepharoplasty


  • Sherrell J. Aston
    • New York University Medical Center
    • Plastic Surgery ServiceManhattan Veteran's Administration Hospital
  • Aaron Bornstein
    • Institute of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryNew York University Medical Center

DOI: 10.1007/BF01577986

Cite this article as:
Aston, S.J. & Bornstein, A. Aesth. Plast. Surg. (1978) 2: 451. doi:10.1007/BF01577986


The usual complications associated with blepharoplasty are well known. This report presents a case of second-degree burns of the face which occurred while oxygen was being administered to a patient undergoing blepharoplasty and a heat-producing cautery was being used for hemostasis. A possible cause for the complication is suggested. Surgeons are warned of the potential problem that may occur when this combination of factors are present.

Key words

Blepharoplasty complicationFacial burn

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