I'm a 19 year old female, and want to get a procedure done to make my eyes smaller. (Photo)

I want my eyes to be smaller and more elongated. The thing is, I do not want to go under the knife. If there an alternate? Like dermal fillers?

Doctor Answers 5

Non Surgical Teenage Eyelid Improvement

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During the teenage years,  professional tips on how to apply make up is probably all you will need. BTW: most professional models and Hollywood photos are done with special makeup, lights and photo workshop morphing.
The below information may be of help once you are older:

Lower lids: Ceramide creams for the lower lids which in minutes as they dry the clear membrane tightens the lower lid skin minimizing bags and wrinkles. This lasts from 4-8 hrs and can be reapplied as needed. Radiofrequency, laser and peels tighten the skin with minimal downtime. Fillers for fat transfer #lipoinjection, to the lower lid to fill in the cheek-lid depression that casts shadows also helps many.

For the upper lids, Botox in the crows feet area just below the brow will gently lift the lateral brow and lift a bit of the hooding on the side of your eye. This lasts about 3-4 months. Make sure you go to an expert injector associated with a Plastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, Dermatologist, or Ophthalmologist skilled in injections.


Elongate eyes without surgery

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  • It is excellent that you do not want surgery,
  • What you want is expert make-up advice. 
  • Have no injection or other treatment around your eyes until you are at least 23.
  • There are risks and your facial anatomy will change.
  • Kim Kardashian and all other stars and models are extensively photoshopped -
  • She does not look in real life the way the photo looks.
  • For fun, photoshop your own face to understand the 'lies' of modern celebrity photos.

Lateral canthopexy/canthoplasty

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Looking at your photo, you do not need your eyes to be any smaller. Its uncertain from the photo posted whether you are smiling or not, but if you are not smiling, you're eyes are slightly droopy to begin with.
The more elongated, upturned corners of the eyes can be achieved by a lateral canthopexy/canthoplasty.
However, the results are extremely unpredictable and can look quite unnatural, in most cases.
I would strongly suggest you NOT to consider that surgery.

A.J. Amadi, MD
Seattle Oculoplastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 42 reviews

A lot of "things" are done out there but that does not mean they accomplish what one wishes!

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I wish the world was organized they way we want it do be.  Kim Kardashian is (please don't hate me for saying this) no role model for which surgery, or procedure to have.  You would look amazing too if you had a personal stylist with you at essentially every moment and a designer to photoshop and approve media images for publication.  This distortion of reality is the cause of a lot of bad surgery and more than a few eating disorders.  

In the photo you have attached, your eyes could not look smaller!  Yet you say you want your eyes to be smaller and more elongated.  I would not take this at face value.  A consultation is essential to really understand what you are looking for.  A bit of advice: be very careful what you ask a surgeon, you might end up with it.  Asking for a more elongated eye generally means lateral canthopexy or canthoplasty.  These procedures are very unlikely to accomplish the goal of making the eyes look wider.  Yes it can be done but that type of result is exceptional.  Virtually any model whose eyes you show me that you like has never had eyelid surgery or services either.  Kim is now an old lady compared to the average model who is probably 17 or 18 years of age, perhaps much younger.

To me your eyes look very heavy suggesting that you might have upper eyelid ptosis. 

My advice is to be very careful with what you look for.  Good luck out there.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 26 reviews

Dermal fillers to elongate eyes?

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I do not know of a technique involving the use of fillers to achieve more elongated, smaller appearing eyes.  Surgically elongating the eyes is also very popular amongst Asian patients, but I would recommend seeking a plastic surgeon who routinely performs this type of surgery.  I personally do not perform this procedure.  Good luck.  Be safe.

John Nguyen, MD, FACS
Houston Plastic Surgeon
4.7 out of 5 stars 88 reviews

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