Asymmetrical eyes. Is there a procedure that will help? (Photo)

i have assymetrical eyes, and it's more noticable when i look straight to the camera or with makeup on. Can you please tell me if there is a procedure that'll help and what kind of specialist would be useful To see. Thanks

Doctor Answers 4

Asymmetrical eyes

Difficult to tell from the photo what is the cause. See the following video for details on causes of asymmetric eyes.

Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Asymmetric eyes

It looks like you have ptosis to varying degrees in both eyes, which is why they are asymmetric. The short answer is that there is absolutely a surgical (you actually have a couple options) procedure to help your levator muscles work more efficiently. 
You would benefit from a plastic surgeon who specializes in eyelids. 

Lily Lee, MD
Pasadena Plastic Surgeon
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You have bilateral anterior levator dehisence.

This can be corrected with ptosis surgery.  The levator is identified at the time of surgery and reinserted into the eyelid.  This corrects the ptosis and improves the overall shape and function of the upper eyelid.  A personal consultation is really needed to determine if you are a candidate for this type of surgery.  The attached video shows the surgical details of reattaching the upper eyelid levator in a slightly different type of case.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Thank you for your question. A blepharoplasty is a procedure to surgically adjust the eyelids to create a more youthful and rejuvenated look. It can take place on the lower eyelids, the upper eyelids, or both depending on what your specific face needs might be. I suggest that you consult with a board certified facial plastic surgeon to discuss leveraging eyelid surgery to create a more symmetrical appearance of the eyes.

Best wishes,

Ross A. Clevens, MD
Melbourne Facial Plastic Surgeon
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