In my experience, any potential side effects, whether from surgery or a medication, can often be more easily tolerated if you know in advance what the potential complications may be. Not only will it avoid an unpleasant surprise, but you may have the opportunity to identify it quickly and get practical advice on how to handle them.
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Dry eye is definitely an irritating thing to develop. I've had it myself, and not from eyelid surgery. It can be extremely uncomfortable.
Some follow up studies show that as many as one fourth of men and women who have blepharoplasty (eyelid) procedures experience some degree of dry eye following their procedure.
Dry eye symptoms can include:
- stinging or burning of the eye
- scratchy sensation in eye
- a sandy or gritty feeling as if something is in the eye
- feeling like someone is "blowing through a straw" in your eye
- excessive "tearing"
- production of mucus in or around your eyes
Should you be overly concerned about dry eye if you're thinking of an eyelid lift? Probably not. But, it is something to know could develop, and if it does, that there are effective treatments for a problem which is usually very short term.
What do you think? Have you ever considered eyelid lift to refresh your face?
Archives of Facial Plastic Surgery, October 2012
WebMD - Dry Eyes: Causes and Treatments