Is Cosmetic Eye Surgery Risky? Beverly Hills, CA

September 25, 2017

Is Cosmetic Eye Surgery Risky?

Beverly Hills oculoplastic surgeon Dr. Kami Parsa believes that beauty should complement health – not compromise it. That’s why he performs procedures with the utmost care and precaution.

But like any other elective procedure, cosmetic eye surgery carries a few inherent risks. If you’re interested in oculoplastic treatment, then it’s good to get familiar with these considerations and limitations.

When to Proceed with Caution

Some conditions can make cosmetic eye surgery riskier than it actually is. You’ll have to plan carefully (and possibly have a backup option) if you have: glaucoma, dry eye, hyperthyroidism, heart disease, diabetes, or high blood pressure. Even the amount and condition of the bone around your eye factors into your qualifying for the procedure.

Preparing for a Safe Eye Surgery

In the weeks before your procedure, you’ll need to avoid smoking, drinking, vitamin E supplements, aspirin, and ibuprofen. Check with Dr. Parsa about continuing your regular prescription medications in the days leading up to surgery.

Healing Complications

It’s unlikely that you’ll experience a complication after eye surgery. But if you notice any of the following symptoms after your procedure, contact our specialist right away:

  • Dry eye lasting more than two weeks
  • Continued bleeding
  • Inability to close your eyes
  • Infection
  • Blurred vision

Blepharoplasty brings benefits like increased confidence, a more alert and youthful appearance, and enhanced vision. Your valuable investment is best entrusted to an eye specialist like Dr. Parsa.

But what if you find that you aren’t an ideal candidate for oculoplastic surgery?

There’s no need to write off all hope of cosmetic treatment. We have dozens of non-surgical treatment options to consider. Contact us to set up a consultation to discuss procedures that are safe for you.

Posted on behalf of Kami Parsa, M.D.