What Causes Uneven Eyelids?

Uneven eyelids are common and not a cause for medical concern. However, many people do not like the way their eyes look when they are not symmetrical. The issue can be addressed with cosmetic surgery which can enhance your appearance and boost your confidence. You may wonder, what causes uneven eyelids? Below you will find the common causes and the most effective cosmetic procedure to address the issue.

What Causes Uneven Eyelids?

Uneven eyelids can be caused by a number of different factors. Consider the following most common reasons your eyelids are asymmetrical, in addition to effective treatment options.


Also referred to as “droopy eyelids,” ptosis is a condition that can impact one or both of your eyes. In both instances, it can cause uneven eyelids. Most cases are due to the natural aging process and referred to as “acquired ptosis.” However, sometimes it can be present at birth. This is referred to as “congenital ptosis.” The condition is more common among older adults as it is often a result of the natural aging process, environmental factors, and unhealthy lifestyle habits. Surgical intervention is the most effective treatment method for ptosis.

Uneven Fat Distribution:

While this is most common among older adults, anyone can have uneven fat distribution in their eyelids. The natural aging process can cause your eyelids to stretch. The muscles that support your eyelids also weaken. The stretching and muscle weakening can cause excess fat to accumulate both above and below your eyelids, which can be uneven. Eyelid surgery, also referred to as “blepharoplasty,” is an effective treatment for uneven fat distribution.


Motor tics are sudden, brief repetitive movements that can cause blinking or other facial movements. Oftentimes one side of your face may be more active than the other. Because of this, tics can cause uneven eyelids. It’s important to determine the underlying cause of the tics as it can often be due to stress and fatigue.


Accidents or trauma can impact your facial nerves, in addition to weakness or paralysis of the muscles around your eyes. These issues can inevitably impact your eyelids and result in unevenness. Cosmetic eyelid surgery can be beneficial in addressing the impact of trauma on your eyes.

Natural Facial Asymmetry:

Facial asymmetry is highly common and can impact your eyelids. Even those who have the same shape and size can have uneven eyelids. Facial asymmetry is not a cause for medical concern, but it can be addressed through cosmetic surgery to enhance your natural appearance.

Male Blepharoplasty in Orange County

Cosmetic surgery can provee beneficial for men, especially those unhappy with the appearance of their eyes. Eyelid surgery, also referred to as “blepharoplasty,” addresses the signs of aging around the eyelids. Male blepharoplasty in Orange County offers the same benefits as traditional eyelid surgery. However, it utilizes a unique technique to ensure that the results look masculine. This includes removing the excess skin and fat from your upper eyelid area. The brow will be slightly heavy to ensure an appropriately masculine look as compared to a woman’s slightly elevated brow. We will discuss this at length during your consultation to ensure your results stay in line with your expectations.

If you are unhappy with the appearance of your upper or lower eyelids, consider eyelid surgery in Orange County. Dr. Jeffrey Joseph and his team at Jeffrey Joseph Ophthalmic Plastic Surgery have helped countless patients restore their appearance through eyelid surgery. The first step in moving forward with the procedure is setting up a consultation. Avoid waiting and contact top eyelid surgeon in Orange County today to schedule an appointment!