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Can blepharoplasty leave you with misshapen eyes?

19 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unlikely

Eyelid surgery is typically very consistent and predictable.
That being said - make sure that you communicate what you think "misshapen" means to your surgeon for clarification. Doctors and patients don't always communicate on the same wavelength so make sure you ask specific questions during your consultation. Remember also that brow position matters and can be one source of asymmetry.

In brief: Unlikely

Eyelid surgery is typically very consistent and predictable.
That being said - make sure that you communicate what you think "misshapen" means to your surgeon for clarification. Doctors and patients don't always communicate on the same wavelength so make sure you ask specific questions during your consultation. Remember also that brow position matters and can be one source of asymmetry.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Robert Chang
Ophthalmology
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Depends on how much tissue is removed and where, how much scarring occurs, skill of the surgeon, and expectation of the patient.

In brief: Yes

Depends on how much tissue is removed and where, how much scarring occurs, skill of the surgeon, and expectation of the patient.
Dr. Robert Chang
Dr. Robert Chang
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Dr. Mike Bowman
Yes, although this is not expected, and is uncommon. A straightforward blepharoplasty should not expect "misshapen" eyes. Discuss your concerns with your surgeon.
Dr. John Hoffmann
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible but uncommo

Belpaharoplasty surgery is intended to change the shape of the eyelids by removing excess skin and contouring the underlying fat.
Most people heal very well after eyelid surgery. Although possible, "misshapen" eyes would be an uncommon outcome.

In brief: Possible but uncommo

Belpaharoplasty surgery is intended to change the shape of the eyelids by removing excess skin and contouring the underlying fat.
Most people heal very well after eyelid surgery. Although possible, "misshapen" eyes would be an uncommon outcome.
Dr. John Hoffmann
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Dr. Annette Occhialini
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possible

While this is a possibility the chances are very low.
Be sure to consult a board certified plastic surgeon or specialty trained occuloplastic surgeon for this procedure.

In brief: Possible

While this is a possibility the chances are very low.
Be sure to consult a board certified plastic surgeon or specialty trained occuloplastic surgeon for this procedure.
Dr. Annette Occhialini
Dr. Annette Occhialini
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Complications

Of blepharoplasty are uncommon.
Asymmetry is possible, but should be very uncommon. One thing which is important to evaluate is the amount of asymmetry present before surgery. If the eyes (or face, breasts, etc) are not the same before surgery (and they never are perfectly symmetric), they will not be perfectly symmetric after surgery. Best wishes.

In brief: Complications

Of blepharoplasty are uncommon.
Asymmetry is possible, but should be very uncommon. One thing which is important to evaluate is the amount of asymmetry present before surgery. If the eyes (or face, breasts, etc) are not the same before surgery (and they never are perfectly symmetric), they will not be perfectly symmetric after surgery. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty should not but in some cases can create misshapen eyes.
This is not a desired effect and can usually be corrected with adjustment. Blepharoplasty is a surgery and an art so the artistic ability and the experience of the surgeon is a big factor.

In brief: Yes

Blepharoplasty should not but in some cases can create misshapen eyes.
This is not a desired effect and can usually be corrected with adjustment. Blepharoplasty is a surgery and an art so the artistic ability and the experience of the surgeon is a big factor.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

It is very uncommon for unfavorable scarring or permanent distortion following aesthetic eyelid surgery.
The majority of deformities are reconstructable, but on rare occasions some distortion is seen.

In brief: Yes

It is very uncommon for unfavorable scarring or permanent distortion following aesthetic eyelid surgery.
The majority of deformities are reconstructable, but on rare occasions some distortion is seen.
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery

In brief: Blepharoplasty

The goal of blepharoplasty is to rejuvenate your eyelids.
Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid surgery. This will help minimize untoward results.

In brief: Blepharoplasty

The goal of blepharoplasty is to rejuvenate your eyelids.
Have your eyelids evaluated by a board certified surgeon with expertise in eyelid surgery. This will help minimize untoward results.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: Yes

Long-term rounding is common if no lid suspension is added.

In brief: Yes

Long-term rounding is common if no lid suspension is added.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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