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Can the eye be mishaped due to blepharoplasty?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. J David Holcomb
Facial Plastic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid) is a relatively infrequent complication of upper blepharoplasty - if this occurs the visible portion of the open eye will be smaller and likely different than the other side.
Rounding or pulling down of lower eyelid is a more common side effect/complication of lower blepharoplasty that may gradually improve or require corrective surgery.

In brief: Yes

Ptosis (drooping of the upper eyelid) is a relatively infrequent complication of upper blepharoplasty - if this occurs the visible portion of the open eye will be smaller and likely different than the other side.
Rounding or pulling down of lower eyelid is a more common side effect/complication of lower blepharoplasty that may gradually improve or require corrective surgery.
Dr. J David Holcomb
Dr. J David Holcomb
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Dr. Donald Yoo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty can have a dramatic effect on the shape and appearance of the eyelids.
Respect for the individual anatomy and natural facial features is critical to achieving an aesthetically pleasing result.

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty can have a dramatic effect on the shape and appearance of the eyelids.
Respect for the individual anatomy and natural facial features is critical to achieving an aesthetically pleasing result.
Dr. Donald Yoo
Dr. Donald Yoo
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Dr. Lara Devgan
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Yes it is possible, though 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: Yes

Yes it is possible, though 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. Ralph Rosato
Surgery - Plastics
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Be sure to express your desires and expected outcomes with your surgeon.
. Some eyelids are in need of support and this may change the shape of the eye, .

In brief: Yes

Be sure to express your desires and expected outcomes with your surgeon.
. Some eyelids are in need of support and this may change the shape of the eye, .
Dr. Ralph Rosato
Dr. Ralph Rosato
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Dr. Stephen Weber
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

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
Dr. Stephen Weber
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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

If done incorrectly, blepharoplasty could cause a change in shape to the eyelid opening.
Find a local oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery.

In brief: Yes

If done incorrectly, blepharoplasty could cause a change in shape to the eyelid opening.
Find a local oculoplastic surgeon who specializes in eyelid surgery.
Dr. Matheson Harris
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Yale Kanter
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Blepharoplasty

This surgery is performed on the eye lid.
If it produces an asymetric result it can produce what you may notice.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

This surgery is performed on the eye lid.
If it produces an asymetric result it can produce what you may notice.
Dr. Yale Kanter
Dr. Yale Kanter
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