The outside corners of my eyes slant slightly upwards. Can surgery make them slant downwards?
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Lateral canthoplasty can reposition the out corner of the eyes.
Slant of the Eyes
Many people think that the only eye that slants upward is that of an Oriental person.In fact, all normal eyes slant slightly upward laterally.Therefore, what you describe is normal.Occasionally the eye will slant downward as we age and the tendon that attaches the eyelid to the lateral orbital rim loosens.This is one of the things that makes the aging eye look sad or tired.Elevating the eye laterally, therefore, is one of the things that is done during cosmetic blepharoplasty to rejuvenate the eye.
Upward slant to eyes
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