Aesthetic Plastic Surgery

, Volume 2, Issue 1, pp 451–453 | Cite as

An unusual complication associated with blepharoplasty

  • Sherrell J. Aston
  • Aaron Bornstein


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 complication Facial burn 


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© Springer-Verlag New York, Inc 1978

Authors and Affiliations

  • Sherrell J. Aston
    • 1
    • 2
  • Aaron Bornstein
    • 3
  1. 1.New York University Medical CenterNew York
  2. 2.Plastic Surgery ServiceManhattan Veteran's Administration HospitalNew York
  3. 3.Institute of Reconstructive Plastic SurgeryNew York University Medical CenterNew York

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