What is ptosis, do I have it, and if not what exactly can I do to fix my face asymmetry? (Photo)
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Mild ptosis versus simple asymmetry
Chase Lay, MD
Eyelid reconstruction specialist
Double board-certified facial plastic surgeon
- Asymmetry is normal - the two sides of our face do not match.
- This includes the eyebrows.
- But the migraines may be the cause.
- Definitely try Botox. It may help both the asymmetry and the migraines. Best wishes.
What is ptosis, do I have it, and if not what exactly can I do to fix my face asymmetry?
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You have mild upper eyelid ptosis.
What is eyelid ptosis?
If there are more forehead lines on the side with the higher eyebrow, you may be subconsciously lifting that side a lot more than the other one. In this situation, treating one side of the forehead with botox (or treating both sides with a heavier treatment on the side with the higher brow) can often help improve symmetry.
Sometimes a droopy eyelid (ptosis) can lead to a higher brow. This would be treated by lifting the drooping eyelid.
There is no way to tell which of these you have from the photos. See an oculoplastic surgeon for a consultation.
It is possible you may have some droopy eyelids. It is hard to tell from your pictures, You need to be fully examined to determine the difference between your eyelids. Follow the link below to learn more about eyelid ptosis. Let us know if you have any questions
Kami Parsa, MD
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