Loftus Plastic Surgery Center

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Eye Lid Risks

Potential Problems and the Telltale Signs

Dr. Loftus has found that, among her patients, eyelid surgery is most often uneventful and results in significant improvement. However, because Dr. Loftus feels that everyone needs to be aware of the following potential risks are associated with this operation:

Blurred vision
Blurred vision can be caused by irritation, swelling, or damage to any of the muscles that surround the eyeball and coordinate its movement. Often times these symptoms are temporary and resolve spontaneously.

Dry eye syndrome
A variety of circumstances could cause dry eye syndrome, but is most often related to lack of lower eyelid support following eyelid surgery, leading to a lower eyelid which is lower than optimal. This can often be prevented by a special suture that supports the lower eyelid through the healing process, also known as a canthopexy.

Inability to close your eyes
At times, the removal of too much upper eyelid skin can lead to the inability to close your eyes. In severe cases, skin grafting may be necessary to correct this problem.

Corneal abrasion
A corneal abrasion can occur during ANY operation, whether it be on the eyes or any part of the body, because the eyes may sometimes open during surgery, rendering them susceptible to being scratched by a member of the operating team. Treatment involves taping the eye shut for 2-3 days while it heals.

Hollow (sunken) eyes:
If you are uncertain as to what hollow or sunken eyes look like, look at old photos of Mary Tyler Moore. She appears to have had too much fat removed from her eyelids, leaving her with a sunken hollow appearance. This can usually be prevented through conservative removal of fat at the time of surgery.

Blindness
Blindness is caused by bleeding in the fat compartments after the surgery is over. Blindness occurs in fewer than 1 in 10, 000 people who undergo blepharoplasty. If you are not having fat removed, then this is not a concern.

Dr. Loftus

About Dr. Loftus


Dr. Loftus is a female plastic surgeon who is considered a national authority on plastic surgery, having appeared on numerous talk shows as an expert. Her book has become a best-selling book on plastic surgery and has earned her the reputation as a vocal advocate of patient safety, satisfaction, and education in plastic surgery. No wonder her patients have such great things to say about her…
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My results are amazing - Dr. Loftus is amazing!
My friends can't believe how natural I look!
I had no pain after surgery and recovery was so easy.
The entire experience was fabulous!
I am a nurse who has worked with many doctors, Dr. Loftus is the best!
The care was exceptional and results are incredible!
My results are better than I ever imagined!
Dr. Loftus is a rare surgeon: highly skilled, personable and compassionate!
My experience from start to finish was completely extraordinary!
Awesome results from a skilled and caring doctor.
I love love love Dr. Loftus and everyone in the office!
I've never felt so comfortable and understood in a doctor's office.
I felt so comfortable and barely had any pain at all.
I never knew I could look this good! Thank you Dr. Loftus!!!
Never met such a warm and caring staff anywhere else.
If only every doctor could be like Dr. Loftus, how very fortunate we would be.

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Cincinnati: The Christ Hospital
2139 Auburn Avenue, Suite 201
Cincinnati, OH 45219
(513) 793-4000
5 minutes from downtown Cinci,
At the Christ Medical Office Building

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Northern Kentucky
1881 Dixie Highway, Suite 300
Fort Wright, KY 41011
859-426-5000
3 minutes from downtown Cincinnati &
visible from I-71/75

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