American Society of Plastic Surgeons
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5 years ago

Eyelids are uneven. Can I choose which eye to change?

My eyelids are different sizes. One of them has more “real estate” than the other eyelid. The second eyelid is more sunken in and barely has any lid. It’s a problem when adding eyeshadow because I love the way the bigger eyelid looks.

Is this reasonable to get eyelid surgery to reduce the fat/skin so the second eye doesn’t look so sunk in?

Procedure: Eyelid Surgery
Location: sandy, UT

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Jon Ver Halen

Hello and thank you for your excellent question. It is best to answer your question during a face-to-face evaluation, when you can discuss your goals and expectations for the procedure, and you can have a physical examination to evaluate for that procedure. I recommend that you find a board-certified, or board-eligible plastic surgeon with whom you are comfortable. Be sure to have all of your questions answered during a face-to-face meeting with your surgeon, and review before and after pictures of similar patients whom have had this procedure. If you have any questions, call our office for assistance. Good luck!

Gary Culbertson
ASPS Surgeon
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Excellent question!! Eyelid asymmetry can be due to allot of issues such as a lazy eye (eyelid ptosis), a falling brow (brow ptosis), etc. A face to face would be required with an examination to make the exact determination as to what issues are involved and how best to address your concerns. Consider a member of the ASPS in your area. They are experts at Occuloplastic Surgery. Best,

Gary R Culbertson. MD, FACS


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