Should I look into reconstructive surgery for orbital asymmetry? I believe fillers will only subtly hide the asymmetry. (photo)
Bay Area, CA
2 years ago
Anatomically, my eye rests lower than the other. Likewise, the papilla, or more prominent, the entire lid rests lower. My eyes were really sharp and alert when I was a kid. I have recently developed a very "lazy-type" look. I'm only 18, so my age shouldn't be defying me with cosmetic eyelid problems...
Doctor Answers 1
- Your photograph suggests that mild levator palpebrae ptosis - drooping of the upper lids from stretching of the muscle that lifts the lids.
- Causes? Genetics, severe swelling, blunt injury, medications.
- The asymmetry in your eyes is real but subtle. No one has perfectly symmetric eyes.
- See a Board Certified Plastic or Oculoplastic Surgeon familiar with this condition for evaluation , measurements and correction - assuming my diagnosis is correct.
- Surgery opens the eyes again, correcting the downward drift.
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