Eyelid ptosis and uneven eyes
Eyelid ptosis is one of the main causes of eyelid asymmetry or unevenness. Many patients believe that their eyes are uneven because of uneven eyelid skin or fat. However, the weakness of the eyelid elevating muscle (levator muscle) is the main cause of unevenness.
The way to correct eyelid muscle weakness or eyelid ptosis is by performing eyelid ptosis surgery. Dr. Kenneth Kim is a board-certified plastic surgeon practicing in the Los Angeles, California area. He has extensive experience in eyelid ptosis correction surgery and has published peer-reviewed articles on eyelid ptosis surgery. Dr. Kenneth Kim has performed over thousands of eyelid ptosis surgery and specializes in correction of uneven eyes.
When the eyelid elevating muscle (levator muscle) is weak, the eyes look smaller and sleepy or tired. The weaker eyelid muscle side will have larger or higher double eyelid fold. In correcting uneven eyes, it is important to correct both eyes to get an even correction.
In the next blog, we will discuss why it is important to correct both eyes to have even eyes and even double eyelid folds.