Facial plast Surg 2006; 22(3): 204-214
DOI: 10.1055/s-2006-950179
Copyright © 2006 by Thieme Medical Publishers, Inc., 333 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10001, USA.

Beautiful Eyes: Characteristics and Application to Aesthetic Surgery

John A. McCurdy1  Jr. 
  • 1Private Practice, Honolulu, Hawaii
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Publication Date:
26 September 2006 (online)


All students of beauty agree upon the overwhelming contribution of the eyes to the beautiful face. It is not at all surprising, therefore, that since antiquity, the search for personal beauty has centered on enhancement and beautification of the eyes. The precise sources of the beauty of this region are ultimately intuitive, but various common features seem to span racial differences and can be loosely (but certainly not rigidly) defined. The anatomic characteristics that contribute to beautiful eyes are described, and application of this knowledge to multiracial aesthetic surgery of the periorbital region is discussed.