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Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby margaritalima » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:35 am

Will getting an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical? I have a pretty strong brow bone, and one of my eyes is slightly smaller than the other - it looks really horrible in pictures! Is there anything that I can do to make my eyes look better? Also, can eyelifts change the shape of the eyes?
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby FosterAlexandria » Sun Jun 27, 2010 11:39 am

Are you willing to post a photo of your eyes only? Do you think the asymmetrical appearance could be due to one lid drooping lower than the other? I only ask that because it was the case for me -- one side was drooping a bit more than the other and it caused one eye to appear like it shut/drooped more -- especially when I smiled. I hated it in photographs also.

My surgery was Tuesday morning of this past week and I can already tell the asymmetry is gone. I have photos posted here in a thread and if you look at the before, you can see what I mean. The afters show the problem is solved, but right now are still a bit scary as I'm healing. :D
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby margaritalima » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:23 pm

Hi! Thanks for your answer! I am def going to check out your pics. Congrats on getting it done, though! =D

These pics are from last year, but my eyes still look the same.
http://s817.photobucket.com/albums/zz93 ... rent=1.png
http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab30 ... rical1.png
http://s874.photobucket.com/albums/ab30 ... rical2.png

It really makes me sad, because my face looks nothing like this in real life.
I just want the photos to reflect reality.
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby FosterAlexandria » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:45 pm

You're so young! And I mean that as a compliment. I don't notice much difference in your eyes from the photos. Perhaps you should get a consultation with a physician?

I googled your specific question regarding changing the shape of eyes with a blepharoplasty and found this response from an oculoplastic surgeon:

Amiya Prasad, MD - New York Oculoplastic surgeon

I perform some sort of Blepharoplasty or eye procedure in my practice almost every working day. Asian Eyelid Surgeries are probably the most common in terms of changing the shape of one's eyes. It can indeed open the eye and make it appear larger as well as giving the eye the often sought after "eyelid crease".

Almond eyes, or exotic eyes, are slightly turned up in the outer corners, making them beautifully balanced. This shape is soft and welcoming. Almond eyes are youthful, boasting confidence. Many men and women are blessed with natural almond eyes, but for those who are not, science may intervene.

It is important that a potential patient make sure that he or she is seeking a specialist in this area. Make sure the surgeon is certified and ask to see before and after photos of the surgeon's work.


Perhaps if you email an oculoplastic surgeon your photos and ask him the question, he could respond in a much more knowledgeable way than I can. :D I'd be interested in what they say to you as your eyes look fine to me. Of course, that's what everyone told me also..... :lol:
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby margaritalima » Sun Jun 27, 2010 4:20 pm

Thank you so much for finding that link. I am for sure going to talk to my surgeon about it.
It's weird because a lot of people say that they don't notice it, but I always think that they are just saying that.
I am going to ask the surgeon also, just to make sure that it's not just me who sees it.
I guess we really are our own toughest critic! =P
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby KimbaS » Sun Jul 04, 2010 8:19 pm

Please spend some time studying other people's photos. Celebrities, family members, facebook people. Brian Williams, etc..... I tried to even out what I percieved to be uneven eyes and ended up with lumps, scars, and more exaggerated asymmetry. I haven't really left the house in two years (after my "revision"), don't do this to yourself, you look great JUST THE WAY YOU ARE!!!
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby dentistment2 » Mon Jul 19, 2010 3:48 pm

honestly speaking from my opinion here, I can not tell that your eyes are asymmetrical at all. even if they were I would just see your eyes as symmetrical anyways unless they were really asymmetrical. i really don't think you should get a surgery for that, not worth the healing time, costs, and trouble. that's only for the moderate ptosis sufferers. seriously. it looks like you have an asymmetry in your face too but that is probably causing your eyelid asymmetry. ^^
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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby bazizzadeh » Wed Sep 14, 2011 12:01 pm

Potentially yes. Most individuals have inherent eye asymmetry, but surgery can potentially improve. Goal should be for asymmetries not to stand out.

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Re: Will an eyelift make my eyes look more symmetrical?

Postby thiaeyemd » Sat Oct 29, 2011 11:06 am

Definitely a possibility. An oculoplastic surgeon has different tools in his or her belt to help change your eyelid shape. Sometimes changing the shape is easy, sometimes difficult, sometimes impossible. Probably best plan is to get evaluated. It is quite complex a question you are asking though it may appear simple. An oculoplastic surgeon needs to look at you and examine you to know what is the best procedure to do.

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