27-year old with droopy/fatty eyelids. One is a bit worse than the other. What could be done to correct this? (Photo)
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How to correct asymmetrical brows
I would not recommend a blepharoplasty as this could hold the brow lower. Your very pretty young lady and I hesitate to recommend surgery. However if you do choose to have surgery then an endoscopic brow lift is the most likely procedure to correct the problem to see.
27-year old with droopy/fatty eyelids. One is a bit worse than the other. What could be done to correct this?
Kenneth Hughes, MD
Los Angeles, CA
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Asymmetry of eyes
1. Brow lift and pull more on left side.
2. Upper eyelid blepharoplasty and take more skin off from left upper eyelid.
3. Botox in glabella and crows feet to open up the eyes.
Disclaimer: This answer is not intended to give a medical opinion and does not substitute for medical advice. The information presented in this posting is for patients’ education only. As always, I encourage you to see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
There are several issues here.
Treatment options for droopy eyebrow or eyelids in younger patients
Droopy eyebrows can happen in anyone, regardless of age. While cosmetic surgery for the eyebrow is more common for "older" patients with sagging skin, a brow lift may be appropriate for select younger patients too. First, however, patients with droopy eyes should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to help determine possible non-cosmetic reasons for the asymmetry. Here is an example of an endoscopic brow lift in a younger patient, without any upper eyelid surgery. She looks less "angry" and rejuvenated by elevating the eyebrow. Lastly, Botox is an alternative to surgery to try to elevate a droopy eyebrow too. Speak with a specialist to help determine appropriate options for you.
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