Asymmetry can occur in nearly every part of our bodies. Situations where one side of our body does not quite match the other are entirely normal, however, when one eye does not match the other, we can sometimes see an imbalance in vision or quality of life. Asymmetry is often a result of drooping eyelids either due to skin or muscle laxity. Many factors can play a part in the development of the asymmetry such as genetics, age, or even injury.
The treatment for asymmetrical eyes depends on what is the cause of the imbalance. Often times, surgery is the only way to deliver the results you want, especially when asymmetrical eyes become a medical concern.
Surgery Can Help With:
- Removing excess skin that may droop unevenly
- Improved vision that is hindered by ptosis or muscle laxity
- Providing an improved and brighter appearance in the eye area
The cause for asymmetry in the eyes will impact the most suitable procedure to help correct your concerns. In some instances patients could see better results when doing surgeries in combination. While a blepharoplasty, or eyelid lift, will help correct the main causes of skin and muscle laxity, some patients may see improved results with the addition of a brow lift. This procedure will improve any drooping brow concerns that can sometimes even play a role in vision impairment.
Some more serious medical conditions that can cause asymmetry may make a patient a candidate for orbital surgery. This procedure focuses on the bone of the eye socket. As a more invasive surgery, it does require a longer recovery period and is not as common.
General Qualifications for Asymmetrical Eye Surgery
There are a few parameters we set for surgery in general. We recommend that patients be in good health. Surgery can take a toll on the body, and being in good health ensures better healing and better results.
Lastly, we want our patients to have healthy expectations. Knowing what is within the realm of possibility is crucial to being satisfied with your surgery’s outcome.
Asymmetrical Eyes Surgery Seattle
Having any imbalance of features can lead to struggles with self-confidence and being displeased with your appearance. At Cole Aesthetic Center, our goal is to provide our patients with treatments that match their needs and leave them feeling more like their true selves.
If asymmetrical eyes have been affecting your quality of life, schedule a consultation today. Dr. Cole, a top plastic surgeon, and his team of professionals are excited to work with you every step of the way. During your consultation, Dr. Cole will discuss your goals and how you can best achieve them. He’ll work with you to put together a personalized treatment plan that matches your individual needs. Call us today to take the first step in restoring balance to your features. Our Silverdale office is available at (360) 615-2525 and our Sequim office can be reached at 360.228.3235.