Asymmetrical eyelids, when one eyelid hangs lower than the other, can be corrected through specialized techniques in blepharoplasty surgery.
Known as eyelid ptosis, this condition can affect one eye and thereby create a noticeable facial asymmetry. While the problem may appear to be caused by loose skin, one eyelid may actually hang lower than the other. This is often a result of weakness in the muscle that elevates your eyelid.
Various diseases or congenital causes may be to blame for eyelid asymmetry, so a careful diagnosis is necessary to determine the right treatment.
Ptosis repair involves a few different surgical techniques, including:
- Elevating, and then fixating, the eyelid muscle
- Removal of muscle tissue behind the eyelid
- Connecting forehead muscles to the eyelid muscles
- Trimming away redundant upper eyelid skin
While many surgeons perform cosmetic eyelid surgery, these techniques are most often performed by oculoplastic surgeons who are trained in both facial cosmetic surgery and ophthalmology.
If you’re suffering from this condition, you’ll want to meet with an oculoplastic surgeon to learn more about treatment options. Contact our offices in Tucson to schedule a consultation if you would like to learn more about correction of eyelid asymmetry.
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