Almond Eye


Almond Eye

Almond-shaped eyes are characterized by a slightly raised outer corner or canthus, and a lower eyelid that sits on the lower edge of the iris. Almond eye surgery is a procedure performed to correct the sagging of the lower lid contour, which is common in many people and can result in a tired, sad, and withdrawn appearance. This procedure is a special form of blepharoplasty and should be performed by a highly skilled oculoplastic surgeon.

Traditional blepharoplasty is effective in reducing excess tissue; however, it cannot correct changes in the shape of the lid contours. Almond Eye Surgery focuses on changing the shape of the eye instead of reducing the skin and eye bags. Therefore, the procedure is especially preferred by individuals, who request aesthetic treatments.

When Should Almond Eye Surgery Be Considered?

- To correct the false position of the eyelid,

- If you have sagging outer eye corners, under-eye bags and sagging eyelids,

- If there are wrinkles around the eyes,

- If you wish to delay the facelift surgery for a certain period of time.

If you experience one or more of the problems mentioned above, if your overall health is good and you have realistic expectations, if you feel ready and have a positive attitude about this procedure, you can be an excellent candidate for this procedure.


How is the Almond Eye Surgery Performed?


Almond eye surgery and surgical correction of sagging lower lids require complex procedures with a very slight margin of error. Eyelid is a complex and multi-layered structure; therefore, these procedures should only be performed by highly skilled oculoplastic surgeons, who are able to ensure meticulous planning and review of this surgery.


Almond Eye Surgery is performed under local or general anesthesia, and the procedure includes three critical parts:

- Septo-retractor recession for lower-eyelid,

- Mucograft implant,

- Lateral Canthoplasty.

The surgery is detailed and complex. On the other hand, the surgery is actually performed from the inside of the eyelid and leaves no visible scars. The natural retractor bands inside the eyelid are released with the conjunctival incision, and then the spacer graft is sutured in order to lift the eyelid and prevent the reattachment of the retractor. The Canthoplasty procedure resets the lateral Canthal position in order to provide more support for the eyelid, and to improve the Canthal curvature; in other words, the angle between the medial and lateral Canthi.


How Long Does the Outcome Last?

The outcomes of almond eye surgery are natural and long-lasting when performed by an experienced surgeon, and there are no serious changes in the eyes or facial appearance. Therefore, most patients are satisfied with the outcome of the surgical procedure.



Serious risks are rare,  and the post-operative satisfaction rate is high in almond eye surgery.

Yet, all surgical procedures have a certain degree of risk. Some of the possible complications of all surgical procedures include:


- Infection and bleeding.

- Changes in skin sensation.

- Scarring.

- Allergic reactions.

- Unsatisfactory results that may require additional procedures.

- Numbness and tightness in the surgical area.




- It is very important for you to follow all the instructions provided by your surgeon to have a healthy healing process.

- Hospitalization is not required unless there is a medical necessity.

- After the surgery, you will have post-operative follow-ups on the days to be determined by the surgeon.

- It may take a few days to return to your daily routine.

- You may feel tightness, pulling, stinging and some pain in your stitches for a few days. It can be relieved with painkillers, and it only lasts for two to three days.

- There will be bruising, tightness and numbness in the surgical area immediately after the procedure. The bruising will disappear in four to five days; however, tightness and numbness may remain for several months.

- You will be tired and sensitive due to your surgery.

- Smoking reduces circulation, delays wound healing and significantly increases the likelihood of serious complications; therefore, you should discontinue smoking at least four weeks before and four weeks after your procedure.

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