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I want to change the shape of my eyes — what should I do?

The first signs of aging appear on the skin of the face, including in the area around the eyes. Even young patients may look older because of wrinkles, drooping eyelids or dark circles. But aging is not always the cause of patients' anxiety. Not everyone likes their natural eye shape. Is it possible to make the eyes bigger? Let's talk about the types of eye surgery.

Published at

February 29, 2024

Types of eyelid correction
An eyelid lift, also known as blepharoplasty, is an operation in which the surgeon removes excess skin above and/or under the eye. Eyelid lift is performed for both functional and cosmetic reasons. Some patients have surgery because they want to remove drooping eyelids or excess skin due to aging, which impairs vision. Others want to get a more open-minded look. Blepharoplasty allows you to achieve both goals at the same time.

Blepharoplasty can be divided into the following three types: 
Lower blepharoplasty. The operation helps to remove bags under the eyes and sagging skin, which can bother us as we get older. Although sometimes the reason is diet or lack of sleep. Some patients suffer from chronic swelling that does not go away on its own. Fine wrinkles under the eyelids are another common complaint that can be eliminated with this type of plastic surgery. Lower blepharoplasty allows you to make the look young and expressive, and for this reason it is often chosen by patients for whom appearance is a business card.

Upper blepharoplasty. The upper eyelids are just as prone to age-related changes as the lower ones. The reasons why patients choose upper eyelid correction are excess skin over the eyes or a general puffy appearance. 

Combined blepharoplasty. It is suitable for patients who have excess skin on the upper eyelids and bags under the lower ones. Plastic surgeons often recommend a combined correction to achieve a more pronounced effect.

Brawlifting. Eyebrow lift is not really about the eyes, but the operation is often performed together with eyelid correction to improve the upper part of the face. With age, the eyebrows can drop down, burdening the upper eyelids. Braulifting allows you to change their position, eliminate the "tired" look.

All these operations are performed by plastic surgeons of Olympus Clinics. Our specialists use minimally invasive techniques and modern equipment to less injure the thin skin of the eyes. This also reduces the rehabilitation time to a week. 

Is it possible to change the eye shape?
Yes, you can. A common request of patients is the amygdala shape. With an almond-shaped shape, the sclera (whiteness) is not visible between the lower eyelid and the lower part of the iris. Patients who have a white sclera visible under the iris may look sad, even if they are not sad. Canthoplasty allows you to lift the corners of the eyes, reduce the gap between the eyes, and change the shape. This is a complex operation that is not suitable for everyone. It is important to discuss your wishes with an experienced plastic surgeon.

Patients with Asian eye incision are often concerned about the lack of pronounced upper eyelid folds. Sangapuri at Olympus Clinic provides an opportunity to solve this problem. Our experienced specialists perform sangapuri in two ways: make an incision on the upper eyelid in a natural crease or create punctures inside the eyelid. This is a simple type of plastic surgery, after which no long-term recovery is required. After the operation, our plastic surgeons will talk about rehabilitation at home and give detailed care tips. Rehabilitation takes about 1-2 months. Olympus Clinic doctors will also schedule repeat visits to remove stitches and assess healing.

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