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I have uneven eyelids after ptosis surgery. Can anything be done?

Published onMarch 28, 2013

A common goal in eyelid surgery is to seek symmetry between both eyes, particularly in the cases of ptosis where the initially presenting problems may include asymmetry along with issues like functionality and aesthetics. Ptosis is commonly understood as a “droopy” eye, and the presence of ptosis may differ between two eyes.

If you have already had eyelid surgery but find that you still have uneven eyelids even after ptosis surgery, you do have options. First it is important to understand the nature of your concern, which can only be accomplished with the help of an experienced oculoplastic surgeon. The goal with any eyelid surgery is improvement, and unfortunately the nature of ptosis often causes asymmetry, which is not always completely resolved but can be dramatically improved. At times a first surgery can yield great improvements, and a second surgery my be desired to make good results even better.

Unfortunately there are times when you may be dissatisfied with a surgery for reasons related disappointment that the surgery did not accomplish what was promised or what you understood was promised. This often occurs when the procedure is performed by a surgeon who does not specialize in offering eyelid ptosis surgery. Due to the nature of ptosis, a disappointing result can also occur in the hands of a specialist, even one who did everything right. Dr. Steinsapir specializes in both eyelid surgery as well as repairing dissatisfactory eyelid surgery, as it relates to the natural appearance and aesthetic of the whole face, and is widely respected for his ability to improve disappointing results.

Before traveling to see Dr. Steinsapir for a second opinion, understand you’re your original surgeon has recommended regarding you surgical result. Sometimes something as simple as healing more can make a big difference in the outcome. Occasionally things can transpire after surgery to take the shine off your relationship with your original surgeon. It can be very difficult if you do not feel you are being hear, or feel that you lack confidence in your surgeon. Under these circumstances it is appropriate to seek a second opinion.

Dr. Steinsapir helps many individuals who are concerned about a previous procedure by listening to their concerns, providing a detailed physical examination, and advising on a plan to move forward. Sometimes a fear amounts to just “nerves” or the anxiety of someone who is not allowing themselves enough time to heal, and other times there are concerns that warrant further care. In either case, it’s important that you have access to a doctor with whom you feel comfortable, and one who closely monitors your recovery. In many cases Dr. Steinsapir has helped to repair the relationship and restore communication with the original surgeon. In other cases when you need more specialized care, Dr. Steinsapir has provided exemplary corrective surgery for many, and will be happy to help you better understand your options.

Call us today to schedule a risk-free consultation in a friendly environment where you can feel comfortable discussing your situation, and where you can receive honest answers from a caring, world-renowned oculofacial surgeon. There is no reason to remain with your doubts when there is help available now.

About Dr. Steinsapir
Dr. Steinsapir is a board certified eye surgeon and fellowship-trained in oculoplastic surgery and cosmetic surgery in Los Angeles where he specializes in balanced facial cosmetic surgery for natural results, with an emphasis on minimally invasive techniques, fast recovery time, and leadership in medical technology. Dr. Steinsapir has a private practice and also serves as an Associate Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at the Jules Stein Eye Institute, at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. Contact us today to learn how Dr. Steinsapir’s experience and training make him an expert in cosmetic surgery, which can be a vital part of your evidence-based treatment plan.
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