Asymmetrical Eyes? Is there anything that can be done to help even this out? (photo)

Why are my eyes uneven? Is it the eye/eye socket itself or just the surrounding muscle/skin? 

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Asymmetrical Eyes? Is there anything that can be done to help even this out?

Best to see an oculoplastic specialist for in person evaluation. It is difficult to tell the exact cause of your eye asymmetry but your right lower eyelid appears more droopy and perhaps the right eye larger. The treatment depends on the cause of asymmetry. See following video.


Beverly Hills Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Asymmetrical Eyes? Is there anything that can be done to help even this out?

Thank you for your question. There are indeed asymmetries. It appears that your left orbit is slightly higher than the right. Vertically your left eye is in a higher position. It's important to remember that everyone has asymmetry. Regardless of the asymmetry, your eyes are beautiful and it is unlikely that any cosmetic procedure would improve upon your beauty.

Upper eyelid asymmetry

your upper eyelid asymmetry seems to be due to loss of soft tissue fullness; this can be corrected using micro-fat transfer.

Arian Mowlavi, MD
Orange County Plastic Surgeon
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Assymetric eyes

Thank you for your photo. There may be multiple variables affecting the symmetry of your eyes. It appears that you may have a difference in your eyebrow position as well as your lower eyelid position across both eyes. It is important to have an in-office examination to evaluate your eyes, periorbital structures, and their function to determine what differences exist. You may also have bony or muscular differences including differences in the way your muscles contract but this cannot be determined by a single zoomed-in photo. Remember, it is natural to have some form of assymetry and surgery cannot necessarily achieve perfect symmetry safely. Hope this helps!


Johnson C. Lee MD, Plastic Surgery

Johnson C. Lee, MD
Beverly Hills Physician
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Asymmetric eyes

It appears that your right lower lid sits a little bit lower than your left. This can be surgically lifted. However your eyes are very pretty as they are. The degree of asymmetry you notice is likely nothing others would notice. In my experience such subtle differences are best left alone.

Daniel Lensink, MD
Redding Oculoplastic Surgeon
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You have slight differences affecting the left eye.

The left eye appears to sit slightly higher in the face compared to the right eye.  There is a trace of left upper eyelid ptosis.  This causes shading of the top of the left corneal surfacing making it look relatively shaded compared to the right side.  That assumes your lighting in the photograph is even.  There is a possibility that the left eye sits slightly deeper in the orbit than the right eye but this is difficult to assess from a single photograph.  A personal consultation would resolve this question. The left brow is subtly heavier than the right side.  The reality is that your eyes are beautiful.  There is a low probability that cosmetic eyelid surgery will make you more attractive.  One option would be to used botox to subtly alter the balance of the two brows.  I will remind you of your complication with breast surgery that cosmetic surgery does not always go the way we hope or plan.

Kenneth D. Steinsapir, MD
Los Angeles Oculoplastic Surgeon
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Asymmetric eyes

Looking at your photo it looks like you may have some ptosis in the left eye.  This is often the result of some weakness in the muscle that lifts the eyelid.  It can be addressed with ptosis repair and can be approached either from the inside of the eyelid or through the skin to shorten or tighten that muscle.  You should look for a plastic, facial plastic or oculoplastic surgeon with experience in ptosis repair. 

Catherine Weng, MD
Denver Otolaryngologist

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