Will My Eyes Look Larger after Blepharoplasty?

By: Dr. Shoib Myint


While your genetics dictate the size of your eyes, blepharoplasty can change the shape of them to look more vibrant and alert. However, it can only be done depending on what you need, what you want to be done, and your surgeon's skill. Fatty tissue, dark circles, and sagging skin around the upper and lower eyelids can cause a person to look tired, angry, or older than their actual age. Blepharoplasty can improve a person's tired-looking or sagging eyelids for a more attractive and youthful appearance.

The experienced team at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery, led by board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint, has helped countless patients in Beverly Hills, CA and Las Vegas, NV achieve a fresh, rejuvenated appearance with eyelid surgery. Here is a quick overview of how Dr. Myint can help and what kind of blepharoplasty results you can expect.

Open your eyes to a new world with blepharoplasty

In growing numbers across the United States, more men and women are turning to eyelid surgery not only to look younger but also to feel younger. Blepharoplasty can help with droopy eyelids and give your eyes a cosmetic "lift" to reduce puffiness, dark circles, crepey skin, and more. The skin around the eye area is delicate and thin, so as we age, our eyelids can begin to sag or droop. When droopy eyelids, often referred to as the "hooded" effect, become so severe, it can even impede a person's line of sight. The dramatic results of blepharoplasty can provide younger-looking eyes, but can it make them look bigger?

Can I have a different eye size after blepharoplasty?

A person actually has four eyelids, two upper and two lower ones. As skin ages, the eyelids develop fat herniation, making our eyes look puffy and stretched. The result is bags under the eyes or lax skin on the upper eyelids. Blepharoplasty, also known as eyelid surgery, can correct those issues to restore a more rested and youthful appearance. It can also help make the eyes look "larger" by removing encroaching soft tissue from the corners. However, the actual shape of a person's eye is not changed with this procedure. If you live in the Beverly Hills, CA or Las Vegas, NV area, Dr. Myint can assess your concerns during a private consultation and determine if you are the right candidate for blepharoplasty. Your eyes can be done as a single procedure or be combined with other cosmetic options, such as a facelift.

Why is eyelid surgery so popular?

In the last decade or more, blepharoplasty has risen in popularity, with more men and women partaking in this cosmetic procedure. The eyes are one of the first areas to show the signs of facial aging. The eyelid skin is thin and begins to stretch out with age, while underlying muscles weaken. The result is droopy eyelids, puffiness, and tired-looking eyes, even when a person is well-rested. Blepharoplasty can have a dramatic effect on a person's appearance as well as their self-esteem. Whether it is a medical need or for cosmetic reasons, eyelid surgery can be a powerful tool to fight the signs of facial aging. While it can't change your eyes' size, this simple procedure can provide big results.

Are you struggling with droopy eyelids? Do you wish you didn't look so tired even after eight hours of restful sleep? If you're looking to reverse the aging signs and give your eyes a youthful boost, then contact the professionals at Myint Oculo Facial Plastic Surgery. Board-certified and fellowship-trained Oculo Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon Dr. Shoib Myint can assess your needs and provide solutions for you in Las Vegas, NV or Beverly Hills, CA. We look forward to hearing from you.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.