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Will Eyelid Surgery Change Your Eye Shape?

Blepharoplasty is a popular facial surgery designed to enhance eye aesthetics by removing excess skin and tissue on the upper and lower lids.

Sagging, lax skin can create a tired and haggard eye appearance, with some patients struggling with the consequences of hooded eyelids. An eyelid lift effectively recontours the lids for a youthful and more appealing eye appearance, but can it alter the shape of your eyes?

The Eyelid Lift Process

Blepharoplasty is an outpatient procedure performed while you are under sedation. For an upper eyelid lift, Dr. Cooper will make precise, tiny incisions in the eyelids’ natural creases. For lower eyelid surgery, he creates incisions across the lash line or inside the lower lids. Both these placements ensure any resulting scars remain discreet and nearly invisible.

After removing excess skin and fat, Dr. Cooper will close the incisions with sutures. After surgery, your eyelids may be bruised and swollen for up to two weeks. You may also experience dry eyes, itching, and minor discomfort. It might take up to 1 year before you realize the full impact of eyelid surgery.

Who Is an Ideal Candidate for Blepharoplasty?

Men and women over 18 who seek to improve aging eyes or correct hooded eyelids and impaired vision are candidates for blepharoplasty. Some criteria that may restrict you from having the procedure include:

  • Smoking or the use of nicotine products
  • Bleeding disorders
  • Pregnancy
  • Poor health

For patients who aren’t ready or don’t qualify to undergo surgery, non-surgical options are available to improve eye appearance, like Botox, dermal fillers, and laser skin resurfacing.

Will Eyelid Surgery Alter the Shape of My Eyes?

When performing blepharoplasty surgery, Dr. Cooper aims to dramatically improve the appearance of your eyes, balance your facial features, and restore eye symmetry. It can also give you:

  • A rested, alert, and radiant appearance
  • Reduced hooding of the eyes
  • A youthful, smoother, eye appearance

So, eyelid surgery can help rejuvenate the upper third of your face. It also helps turn back the clock by restoring a youthful appearance. But blepharoplasty cannot alter your eye shape, though it may initially look that way after surgery.

Imagine you want the seductive, alluring almond-shaped eyes of a celebrity like Mila Kunis, or large, round eyes like Amanda Seyfried. While an eyelid lift cannot change your eyes’ natural size or shape, Dr. Cooper can optimize the appearance your genetic makeup gave you to produce the most attractive, appealing eyes possible for you.

If you are interested in learning more about eyelid surgery in Jupiter, Palm Beach, and South Florida to resolve undereye circles and lift sagging upper eyelids, request a consultation with Dr. Cooper today!

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