Complications of Blepharoplasty

  • Connie Wu
  • Annie Wu
  • Mohammad BankiEmail author
  • Tian Ran Zhu


Blepharoplasty is a common procedure to restore the youthful appearance to the upper and lower eyelids. Although this cosmetic procedure is safe, adverse events can still occur. Appropriate knowledge of periorbital anatomy, a systematic preoperative assessment as well as a meticulous surgical technique will minimize the risk of complications. However, if complications occur, timely management is critical. This chapter will review the ocular anatomy, patient assessment, and the different surgical approaches. Additionally, management of a comprehensive spectrum of blepharoplasty complications will be discussed.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Connie Wu
    • 1
  • Annie Wu
    • 2
  • Mohammad Banki
    • 3
    • 4
    • 5
    Email author
  • Tian Ran Zhu
    • 6
  1. 1.Wills Eye Hospital, Thomas Jefferson UniversityPhiladelphiaUSA
  2. 2.W.K.Kellogg Eye Center, University of MichiganAnn AborUSA
  3. 3.Artistic Contours and MSL SurgeryWarwickUSA
  4. 4.Clinical Faculty, Department of SurgeryWarren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA
  5. 5.Clinical Faculty, Division of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgerySchool of Dental Medicine, University of ConnecticutFarmingtonUSA
  6. 6.Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown UniversityProvidenceUSA

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