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I had blepharoplasty but now my eyes don't match up - can this be fixed?
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Lid Asymmetry
The number one cause of lid asymmetry before or after blepharoplasty is uneven position of the eyebrows.
It turns out that most people have brow asymmetry due (usually) to a tendency for the muscles over one eyebrow to pull more than the other. This in turn makes the less active side look droopier in the lid. My advice is not to try to correct lid asymmetry as it is a normal part of the human face.

In brief: Lid Asymmetry
The number one cause of lid asymmetry before or after blepharoplasty is uneven position of the eyebrows.
It turns out that most people have brow asymmetry due (usually) to a tendency for the muscles over one eyebrow to pull more than the other. This in turn makes the less active side look droopier in the lid. My advice is not to try to correct lid asymmetry as it is a normal part of the human face.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
BTW: Forehead / Browlift surgery - and in some cases Botox - may help to restore more symmetry of the brow - but there is no guarantee of this.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Facial Plastic Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Blepharoplasty
If there is postoperative asymmetry, you should have your surgeon evaluate your lids for a possible revision.

In brief: Blepharoplasty
If there is postoperative asymmetry, you should have your surgeon evaluate your lids for a possible revision.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. Darab Hormozi
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Depending on the cause for asymetry, various correction can be made to give you back the symetricak look.

In brief: Yes
Depending on the cause for asymetry, various correction can be made to give you back the symetricak look.
Dr. Darab Hormozi
Dr. Darab Hormozi
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Most eyelid distortions can be improved or corrected dependent on actual cause.
Since eyelids are dynamic and moving, early distortions tend to improve over time. Usually should wait 6 months prior to considering intervention.

In brief: Yes
Most eyelid distortions can be improved or corrected dependent on actual cause.
Since eyelids are dynamic and moving, early distortions tend to improve over time. Usually should wait 6 months prior to considering intervention.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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Dr. David Sherris
Facial Plastic Surgery
In brief: Yes
Wait one year for revision in most cases.
If you are less than one year go back to your surgeon for evaluation.

In brief: Yes
Wait one year for revision in most cases.
If you are less than one year go back to your surgeon for evaluation.
Dr. David Sherris
Dr. David Sherris
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Dr. Otto Placik
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Probably
Probably but it may be best to allow sufficient time for surgical changes to sertle.

In brief: Probably
Probably but it may be best to allow sufficient time for surgical changes to sertle.
Dr. Otto Placik
Dr. Otto Placik
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
In brief: Visit your surgeon
Or consult with a new one.
Things can usually be done to improve asymmetry. However, it is important to understand that everyone is asymmetric (doesn't match up perfectly). Although you may see something which doesn't "match up, " it may not be best to correct it. This is, it may have been present before surgery, or it may not be worth the effort to have revision surgery. Best wishes.

In brief: Visit your surgeon
Or consult with a new one.
Things can usually be done to improve asymmetry. However, it is important to understand that everyone is asymmetric (doesn't match up perfectly). Although you may see something which doesn't "match up, " it may not be best to correct it. This is, it may have been present before surgery, or it may not be worth the effort to have revision surgery. Best wishes.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery
In brief: Yes
Probably. How, would depend on what is causing the asymmetry.

In brief: Yes
Probably. How, would depend on what is causing the asymmetry.
Dr. Todd Sisto
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Alexander
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Yes
Usually the any distortion can be improved or corrected, depending on the cause of the deformity.
Time is of importance, as the lids are a dynamic tissue which often "self" correct with function. Reconstruction usually should wait 6+ months to permit those changes to occur.

In brief: Yes
Usually the any distortion can be improved or corrected, depending on the cause of the deformity.
Time is of importance, as the lids are a dynamic tissue which often "self" correct with function. Reconstruction usually should wait 6+ months to permit those changes to occur.
Dr. Robert Alexander
Dr. Robert Alexander
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