Is there a procedure to make your eyes bigger? (Photo)

It's a simple question, so it's odd that I've been able to find any definitive answers. If there are no issues like ptosis, droopiness or hooded eyes, can you augment normal, unproblemed eyes to just be BIGGER? Or are we forever bound to the size of our eyes?

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Is there a procedure to make your eyes bigger?

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Unfortunately, there is no reliable surgical procedure designed to enlarge the size of one’s eyes; you are bound with what nature has provided. While a Blepharoplasty can raise a sagging upper or lower eyelid, this procedure does not actually alter the size of the eyes. Be wary of any surgeon who says that he can enlarge the eyes themselves. If you schedule a consultation with a highly experienced, Board Certified plastic surgeon, he can determine if there any techniques, such as using a dermal filler, that could provide a desired improvement in your appearance.

Houston Plastic Surgeon
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It depends on what's causing the eye to look small

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The most common reason I see people in the office with a complaint of small eyes is that of "ptosis," in which the upper eyelid is not opening all the way and you look sleepy. This is generally a solvable problem which will give more vertical dimension to the eye. If your eyes are narrow, then the problem is more difficult to correct.

Charles S. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgeon
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Can Normal Eyes Be Made BIgger?

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No, that is not possible. People can have enlargement of their extra-ocular muscles from Grave's disease. That pushes their eyeball forward from behind, making the upper and lower eyelids retract, shows more white of the eye and makes the eye look bigger. No cosmetic procedures are done to simulate this effect.
Sever nearsightedness makes the globe elongated in the front-to-back dimension and can give a big eye appearance.
Trauma that causes the thin, fragile floor of the orbit to "blow out" allows the periorbital fat and muscle to fall down and the globe to recede.This makes the eye look "smaller" as the eyelid margins come closer together. Correction is by repairing the orbital floor.
Botox in the lower lids, make make the lid margin drop a bit. This is temporary, of course, and could cause functional problems because that muscle is important for closing our eyes tightly and protecting them.
So normally, normal eyes cannot be made bigger.
Since you eliminated the abnormal conditions that make eyes look smaller, nothing surgical is likely to help.

Robert M. Lowen, MD
Mountain View Plastic Surgeon
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Depends on what you mean by making eyes bigger.  Eyeball size is set.  Eyelid opening can be made more open but it has to be within reason, without causing problems. Best to see an oculoplastic surgeon.

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Make eyes bigger?

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 There is no procedure to make normal eyes bigger. I would need to see photographs to make sure your eyes are totally normal... But assuming they are normal no.

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