Can a female face with close set eyes be beautiful?

It is possible that a female person with really close set eyes (confirmed from a oculist) looks beautiful? Or is that woman damned to be maximum average, even when the rest of her face is pretty?

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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder--no pun intended

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Yes, women with close set eyes can be beautiful.  Many beautiful Hollywood Starlets have closely set eyes and we all find them attractive.  Please enjoy your life, be thankful for the person who you are and know that you are beautiful, both inside and out.

Unusual anatomy often is beautiful

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As someone with close set eyes (confirmed by needing to adjust my surgical loupes), I sure hope beauty is possible without "perfection".  Even though beauty can often be explained by looking at symmetry and "ideal" proportions, actresses and models throughout history have shown us that unusual features and asymmetry do not always decrease the perception of beauty. In fact, sometimes they make a person even more beautiful. Between Lauren Hutton with her famous tooth gap, Uma Thurman with far set eyes, and Angelina Jolie (who has one of the most asymmetric faces in Hollywood), we see over and over again that beauty is subjective and certainly possible without fitting the norm. 

If there is something you personally want to change, you can always seek the opinion of a board certified plastic surgeon, but do not feel pressured to change things because you are worried that others might find your features less attractive. 

Dana Goldberg, MD
Jupiter Plastic Surgeon
4.9 out of 5 stars 41 reviews


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This is an easy question. The answer is yes. 

What makes our species attractive is uniqueness. With close set eyes your nose is likely thin. Your cheek bones are likely a key feature of your face. We all have our inherent beauties that we can focus and harness to eventuate our looks.   

To the same point we all have things we don't like about ourselves. Even the most confident, brilliant super model has aspects of their face they would change. It is about highlighting the beautiful parts of ourselves and accepting the unique parts that can lead to confidence and happiness. 


Benjamin Caughlin, MD
Chicago Facial Plastic Surgeon
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Hi AnimeLover,

Thanks for your question. I don't know where you've read that women with hypotelorism (close set eyes) aren't beautiful. But I can assure you that women with close set eyes can absolutely be beautiful. In fact, there are many celebrities with hypotelorism whom the public find very attractive. 

Hope this helps!

Please consider posting a photograph for input into your concern.

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Oculist?  You optician really is not the person to seek cosmetic advice from.  Consider posting an eyestrip photograph.  That will help us to advise you on your concerns.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Beauty is in the eye of the beholder

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I am not sure how you expect anyone to really answer this question? If that person does not feel confident and wishes to improve her appearance and there is a procedure that would make that possible then I encourage her to seek consultation. Overall, less than 10% (being very generous) of the population on earth is classically "beautiful". If you like yourself and you are confident, that is all that matters.

Edwin Ishoo, MD
Cambridge Facial Plastic Surgeon

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