Eyelid surgery (more commonly known as an eye lift or blepharoplasty) is often performed to reduce bagginess from lower eyelids and removes excess skin from the upper eyelids. It is usually performed at the request of a patient to improve their cosmetic appearance. However, the procedure is also used to improve sight for people whose vision is affected by their upper lids or they experience poor eyelid function and discomfort.
This procedure is usually performed under local anaesthetic. You should be advised fully of what the procedure would entail as well as a discussion about your medical history and expectations. There should also be a detailed discussion with you fully explaining the risks of the procedure. Failure to discuss the risks of the surgery may result in a lack of informed consent.
Possible risks of eyelid surgery include
- temporary blurred or double vision
- eyes appearing asymmetrical
- blood collection under the skin which usually disappears after a few weeks
- notable scarring
Rare risks of eyelid surgery include:
- eye injuries
- eyelid retraction
As a result of negligent surgery or care following a cosmetic procedure resulting in physical damage, there can also be an element of psychological damage. Our expert Solicitors understand this and can advise you accordingly.
If you, or a loved one have experienced problems following eyelid surgery and would like to discuss the possibility of bringing an eyelid surgery compensation claim please call our Clinical and Medical Negligence lawyers on Freephone 0808 164 0808 for a FREE, no-obligation chat or complete the request a call back form and we will call you.