Any risks will be discussed with you in detail at your consultation. You will also be provided with detailed written information to help you make an informed decision about any surgery.
After this operation, you may feel that your eyesight is not quite so good and that you now need glasses. This is because the swelling, which occurs after surgery, can make you more aware of any age related changes (decline) in your eyesight. As the swelling subsides over the coming months, much of this is likely to improve.
Don’t expect your eyes to match perfectly. Most people have minor differences in the size and shape of their eyes and cheeks (orbital asymmetry). Cosmetic eyelid surgery can make such pre existing differences much more obvious to you although others are unlikely to notice.
Blindness has been reported as a complication of blepharoplasty in some medical journals. However, this was some time ago and when surgical practices were much less sophisticated than they are now. Mr Henley has no experience of this complication in any patient he has operated on and neither have his colleagues. He, nevertheless, believes that you should be aware that these reports exist. Other risks include bleeding and infection, although these are extremely rare.