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.

Ideally, the outer corner of the eyes (lateral canthus) should be higher (about 2mm) than the inner corners for best aesthetic outcome, especially in females.  It is rare for them to be too high.  If so, lateral canthoplasty can be done to reposition the outer (lateral) canthus.  See an oculoplastic surgeon for evaluation.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Slant 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.

Robert T. Buchanan, MD
Highlands Plastic Surgeon
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Upward slant to eyes

Your eyes should slant a little upwards on the outside corner. If you look in the mirror or at a picture the outside corner should be a little higher than the inside. If it is lower it will make you look sad.    

John J. Martin, Jr., MD
Coral Gables Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Outside corners of the eyes slant upwards

Thanks for your question. Without an examination or photographs it is almost impossible to give you an accurate answer. If it is just a minor problem I'll probably suggest that you just leave it alone.   The corner of your eye can be very delicate And when you get a blunting of this area.

Jeffrey Zwiren, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
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