Uneven eyebrows & eyelids - what are my options? (photo)
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Can Botox be used to even out eyebrow position
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Uneven eyebrows & eyelids - what are my options?
After reviewing the ONLY posted photo and without IN PERSON examination my thoughts are in order of preference: 1. Botox to left lateral upper eyelid 5+/- units. 2. direct excision of left eyebrow to elevate. 3. left forehead lifting operation (open or endoscopic).
Brow and Eyelid Asymmetry Correction
I will assume that the photo you have shown is a relaxed and natural facial position and the better half is the right side with the more elevated brow position. What do the brows and eyelids look like when you raise them and also when you close your eyes? This one photo is not enough to make a good assessment of your brow/eyelid asymmetry problem. What happens when you raise the lower left brow with your fingers above it? Does the brow move up easily? Does lifting the brow also raise the upper eyelid position based on its current position at the iris of the eyeball? These are important questions which help determine if a brow lift on the lower side would be beneficial. and whether there are muscular deformity issues that may be contributing to the brow/eyelid asymmetry.
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Uneven eyebrows and eyelids
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The picture is not great since it isn't from straight ahead, but you appear to have a ptosis.
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Eyelids asymmetrical - options
It appears that you have some preferential lifting on one side that is secondary to your frontalis muscle. If you were get in front of a mirror and totally relax your forehead and close your eyes and then open your eyes with your forehead relaxed and the asymmetry is gone then the frontalis is the issue and it can be helped with botox. If the asymmetry persists then it can be helped with a unilateral endobrowlift on the left. However, your statement about "bitter being me" is more telling than your picture. Even with the asymmetry you have beautiful and youthful eyes. Many famous models also have significant asymmetries in their face and in fact sometimes it makes their faces more unique and interesting. One famous and beautiful actress has a crooked nose, and when she broke it in Hawaii ,she even asked the plastic surgeon who is a friend of mine to "put it back crooked" the way it was. Don't let something like this stand in your way. Stay positive and if needed seek support through parents, friends, pastor, or professionals.
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