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Can the eye be mishapen during blepharoplasty?
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Experience counts
This is possible but should not occur in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Ophthalmologists, facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons all have alot of experience with eyelid surgery. The fact is that any of these three specialties, if the surgeon has alot of experience, will likely provide a very good blepharoplasty result with very low risk of misshaping the eye.

In brief: Experience counts
This is possible but should not occur in the hands of an experienced surgeon.
Ophthalmologists, facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons all have alot of experience with eyelid surgery. The fact is that any of these three specialties, if the surgeon has alot of experience, will likely provide a very good blepharoplasty result with very low risk of misshaping the eye.
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. Alan Durkin
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Unfortunately Yes
Most common deformity is referred to as an a-frame deformity.
It comes from having too much skin removed medially along the lid. Bottom line, many people outside of plastic surgeons perform blepharoplasty because they believe it is technically easy to perform. This is true, but there is significant judgement and experience required when it comes to both upper and lower eyelid surgery.

In brief: Unfortunately Yes
Most common deformity is referred to as an a-frame deformity.
It comes from having too much skin removed medially along the lid. Bottom line, many people outside of plastic surgeons perform blepharoplasty because they believe it is technically easy to perform. This is true, but there is significant judgement and experience required when it comes to both upper and lower eyelid surgery.
Dr. Alan Durkin
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Dr. Minas Constantinides
A-frame deformity may also occur from too much fat or muscle being removed from the upper eyelid.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree
In brief: Yes, but should not
Blepharoplasty can change the shape of the eye if it is not done properly.
Now in cases that the upper eyelids are drooping or the lower eyelids are loose, obviously the blepharoplasty will change the shape of the eyes but for the better. If eyes are trully misshapen after blepharoplsty, they can be usually corrected with small adjustments.

In brief: Yes, but should not
Blepharoplasty can change the shape of the eye if it is not done properly.
Now in cases that the upper eyelids are drooping or the lower eyelids are loose, obviously the blepharoplasty will change the shape of the eyes but for the better. If eyes are trully misshapen after blepharoplsty, they can be usually corrected with small adjustments.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Uncommon
Yes, it is possible but uncommon.
Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, dry eye, eye irritation, ectropion, conjunctival or muscle injury, or need for revision.

In brief: Uncommon
Yes, it is possible but uncommon.
Blepharoplasty is a safe procedure when performed by an experienced plastic surgeon. Risks include bleeding, infection, scarring, asymmetry, dry eye, eye irritation, ectropion, conjunctival or muscle injury, or need for revision.
Dr. Lara Devgan
Dr. Lara Devgan
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Definitely
An improperly constructed blepharoplasty wound or poor closure can lead to a change in the shape of the eyelid opening.
An oculoplastic surgeon is specially trained in eyelid surgery, including attaining the proper shape and contour of the eyelid. They can also perform repair of the drooping eyelid along with blepharoplasty to restore a natural eyelid opening.

In brief: Definitely
An improperly constructed blepharoplasty wound or poor closure can lead to a change in the shape of the eyelid opening.
An oculoplastic surgeon is specially trained in eyelid surgery, including attaining the proper shape and contour of the eyelid. They can also perform repair of the drooping eyelid along with blepharoplasty to restore a natural eyelid opening.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Minas Constantinides
Facial plastic surgeons and plastic surgeons are also properly trained and board-certified in blepharoplasty. Let's be collegial!
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Misshapen eyelid
The lower eyelid may be pulled down, allowing too much white of the eye showing below the colored part of the eye.
This is called lower eyelid malposition and may even lead to severe retraction, called ectropion. If the lower eyelid is shortened, then the corner of the eye may be pulled in, creating a shorter length to the eye. Fortunately, a number of techniques exist to limit these problems.

In brief: Misshapen eyelid
The lower eyelid may be pulled down, allowing too much white of the eye showing below the colored part of the eye.
This is called lower eyelid malposition and may even lead to severe retraction, called ectropion. If the lower eyelid is shortened, then the corner of the eye may be pulled in, creating a shorter length to the eye. Fortunately, a number of techniques exist to limit these problems.
Dr. Minas Constantinides
Dr. Minas Constantinides
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