When I take pictures, they usually come out normally. But when I flip these pictures horizontally, my left eye always seems to be drooping or "lazy"... I'm guessing this happened because I've suffered hits to my eye countless of times growing up (tennis ball, etc). Is there any way to surgically fix my left eye? Is the problem that my left eye is lower than my right? Maybe I could tighten the corners to make it less droopy (or surgically get my eyes more almond shaped)?
How Do I Fix Asymmetrical Eyes? (photo)
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How Do I Fix Asymmetric Eyes?
The asymmetry is modest, and I would not recommend surgery at this time. Kenneth Hughes, MD Los Angeles, CA
Slight asymmetry the eyelids not worthy of surgery.
Any asymmetry of the eyelids pictured is extremely modest. In my estimation surgery for purely cosmetic reasons is probably not warranted.
Most people have asymmetry between their right and left sides of their face, as well as their body. Fortunately most of these differences are so subtle that they are not very noticeable. When they are noticeable, or if there is a new change, then the person warrants a thorough evaluation. In your case I would recommend that you seek a consultation with an Oculoplastic Surgeon, Facial Plastic Surgeon, or Craniofacial Plastic Surgeon.
Yoash R. Enzer, MD, FACS
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