Possible complications of the brow lift procedure ?

Dr. Danielyan is a high qualified and experienced plastic surgeon in Yerevan, Armenia, as well as his team, so complications are very uncommon; all possible preventive measurements are carried to reduce any risks of brow lift surgery.

Of course any operation carries risks, however exactly following doctor's instructions, patient himself (herself) can help avoid complications. Ask questions, if you do not understand something. Brow lift surgery risks include:

  • Hair loss around the scars

  • Large scars (rare)

  • Failure to raise brows or furrowed brows

Almost always these problems improve over time.

 Complications from brow lift accomplished together within upper lid blepharoplasty may include:

  • Blurred or double vision for a few hours up to two days after surgery. It can be consequence of ointment that put on eyelids, used anesthetic, swelling of conjunctiva, weakening of the muscles that control eye movement. Swelling of conjunctiva disappears in a few weeks. If blurring preserves more than 48 hours, necessarily inform your doctor.

  • Due to irritation of the eyes and an incomplete blink, watery eyes are fairly common for the first few days.

  • Eye dryness may remain two-three weeks or longer. You will apply artificial tears every 1-2 hours during the day and an ointment at night. You will inchmeal reduce usage of an ointment and artificial tears until complete cessation. Since dry eyes is one of the possible complications of surgery, it is very important to solve such kind of problems before the operation.

  • Injury to the surface of the eyeball with constant ache. The surgeon must be informed, if the pain lasts more than a few hours

  • Hematoma of eyelids or behind the eyeball. A sudden hematoma behind the eyeball can lead to blindness without adequate control. This is the most serious possible complication.

  • Damage to the muscles that move the eyeball is a very rare complication. This is a reason of double vision, passes by itself with time.

  • A ptosis

  • Blinking the eyelids does not cover the eyeball completely. Generally lasts short time.

You may need revision surgery to correct possibly arisen problems.