I'm 18 years old. But it seems as if my right eyebrow has "fallen" or drooped, and the eyelid has become "puffy". What kind of procedure would be needed to correct the "puffy" eyelids and the eyebrow? Could a brow lift help? I'd rather have the front of my brows lifted, not the tail end, which would create a softer, nice look instead of a curious stern look. Help!
Brow Lift for a Young Patient
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Brow Lift in a Young Patient
Brow ptosis (sagging) in an 18 year old is usually an inherited characteristic, not due to aging, and can be improved with brow elevation. If you believe the brow position has changed during your teens, a careful physical examination should be done. The procedure is modified to achieve the desired brow shape.
Brow lift in an 18 year old
Before saying you would not benefit from a brow lift, I would visit with a board certified surgeon and get an opinion on what your best option would be. It would be unusual for an 18 year old to need a brow lift, but not un heard of.
Lifting the Fallen Eyebrow
Brow lifts are done for sagging eyebrows with accentuation of upper lid skin excess and transverse forehead lines and creases which are seen in older individuals NOT in 18 year olds. A sudden drooping eyebrow is related to a brain/nerve disorder and needs to be worked up as is a sudden swelling of the eyelid. I would recommend you see an eye doctor or a neurologist ASAP.
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Browlift OK in an 18 year old?
Puffy eyelid in 18 year old
18 year olds do not get browlifts unless there is a congential anomaly or a facial nerve injury. Without an exam I can not suggest what could be wrong and why ou get a puffy eye.
Brow lift is not treatment for puffy eyelids
A browlift is typically performed to raise the entire forehead, not just one eyebrow. One eyebrow itself can be raised slightly more than the opposite eyebrow, but in general the whole forehead is lifted. Puffiness around the eyes is not treated with browlifting surgery, but is treated with blepharoplasty or eyelid surgery.
I concur and agree that a browlift is not intended for an 18 year old. Occasionally the appearance of uneven brows can be attributed to uneven facial and skull bones (this is called a plagiocephaly) which is present at birth or aggravated by certain head positions while sleeping. Botox can be used to create a subtle chemical brow lift but would not be used in an 18 year old for cosmetic cases.
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