After doing much research, I chose Dr. Johnny Mao who is an oculo-plastic surgeon at Yale/New Haven. He is a consummate professional and explained in detail the problem with my eyelid causing the ptosis, the procedure, and the post-op course. We talked about the difficulty of achieving symmetry especially given that the left eyelid muscle may be weak. I figured that if the left eyelid was just 50% less droopy that I'd be happy.
The operation took less than 40 minutes. It's always good for a surgeon to be on the receiving end of an operation---just to get some perspective on what patients go through! I was awake for the procedure and had to open and close my eyes several times. It was only mildly uncomfortable when the local anesthesia was placed. Otherwise, no pain at all.
As for the results: AMAZING! My eyelids are completely symmetric. I am beyond happy with the results and wish I had the procedure sooner. I can't thank Dr. Mao enough for his excellent work and his thorough and caring personality. His staff are very helpful, friendly, and kind. I would very highly recommend Dr. Mao!
Below are the pictures of before and after: I am wearing make up in the before picture; and clearly the left drooping eyelid is not less noticeable with the thicker eyeliner. The first picture is immediately after the operation. The second picture is 4 days after the operation (I had laser treatments to my face for sun spots, hence the dark discoloration). The last 2 pictures are one month after the operation. I am wearing no makeup so you can see that both eyelids are nearly the same.