Asymmetrical eyes can be caused by a range of factors including genetics, lifestyle factors and ageing. Whatever the cause, wonky eyelids can understandably lead to issues with self-confidence.
The good news is there are ways to correct asymmetrical eyes to give you a more balanced look. Below, you will discover more about the causes of uneven eyelids and the treatments that are currently available.
What are the causes of asymmetrical eyelids?
There are a number of potential causes of wonky eyelids. Understanding the cause can help you to determine the best course of treatment.
Genetics can play a key role in the shape of the eye area. You may notice that other members of your family also have uneven eyes. If it is caused by genetics, you won’t need to undergo treatment unless it bothers you aesthetically.
Ageing is another common cause, and this is something you can treat. There have been a number of imaging studies that have shown ageing links to facial asymmetry. The reason is because when we get older, our soft tissues within the face begin to relax. The cartilage within the nose also grows continuously, further causing issues with asymmetry.
Uneven eyelids could also potentially be caused by lifestyle factors such as smoking. Studies have revealed that smoking can lead to droopy eyelids. Meanwhile, too much sun exposure could also cause skin changes around the eyes. If it impacts one side of the face more, this could generate issues with asymmetry.
These are the most common causes of wonky eyelids. So, how can you treat the problem if it is causing you distress?
Understanding your treatment options
There are several treatment options for asymmetrical eyes. The two main treatments are an eyebrow lift and blepharoplasty.
Both corrective procedures have their pros and cons. It is important to compare them to determine which procedure would be better for you. Mr Horlock will be able to talk through your treatment options with you, during your consultation. You may also be recommended additional procedures that could enhance your results.
A brow lift
A brow lift is a straightforward procedure which raises the position of the eyebrows. This in turn raises the skin and soft tissue of the eyelid as well as the forehead, giving it a younger and healthier look. A brow lift can be carried out as an open or closed procedure with incisions usually made along the natural hairline.
Results of a brow lift are typically immediately seen, but there may be some swelling and bruising for the first week or so after surgery.
A blepharoplasty is surgery on the eyelids. It aims to correct droopy eyelids, and it can also improve the appearance of eye bags.
A blepharoplasty can be performed on either the upper or lower eyelids, or both. When targeting the upper eyelid, an incision will be made along the crease of the eyelid. Any excess fat and skin will then be removed.
The results of a blepharoplasty can be immediate, but as with a brow lift, you may need to wait until any bruising and swelling have subsided. Both a brow lift and eyelid lift can be done together to boost results.
If you are living with wonky or droopy eyelids, there are treatments available to help give you back your confidence. Book a consultation with Mr Horlock today to discuss which treatment would be better for you.