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brow ptosis

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • July 19, 2007
  • 05:43 PM

Dear doctor,
how are you?

thank you very much for taking the time to consider my question.

I have had asymmetric brow ptosis that affects my right brow more than my left. I've had it for a few years now eventhough I am only 19. I don't know what caused it and it seems to be getting slight to moderately worse.

Here is a little background:
I am asian and have naturally low brows and used to use tape to create eyelid creases. After two years I noticed my eyelid skin was stretching and so I stopped using tape. and gradually my eyelid skin shrunk back (although I can't say it fully did or not). Then one day I noticed that my right brow kinda drooped a little and it then went back up. This was the first time I noticed it.

Now it droops more often, and what seems to be more severly. esp when I turn to left, my right brow tends to droop down. I have stopped using tape in the two years after i first noticed brow droop, but sometimes I rub my finger across eyelid to form crease and also there was a period when I wore heavy glasses.

I have heard stories from other asian girls using eyelid tape to form crease and how it stretched their eyelid skin, but have not heard one about their brows drooping.

I was wondering if I might have some disease, or if this drooping is maybe due to me stretching my eyelid skin, and with that extra weight, it might have pulled my already low brows even lower?? and could it be worsened by stress? There is more drooping on lateral end.

Thank you so much for considering my questions. I really appreciate your advise and expertise.

I look forward to hearing from you,
take care,

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  • We are not docs, (at least most of us), but we will share our experiences with you. The last thing you need as you age, is to have stretched eyelids!. Keep your eyes the way that nature intended them. That said, plastic surgery can correct ptosis, and insurance might pay for it if it restricts your vision. Fatigue will also cause you levator muscle to sag. If that is not an option, I don't know why facial exercises couldn't help. As this is actually due to muscle weakness or asymmetry and not to age-related skin sag, it might work. Just don't over manipulate the skin. It is recommended that you do these exercises in private and not while driving, as they might provoke road rage. Ha!
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi rad-skw,thank you very much for your help.I will probably try facial exercises.If it is due to illness, do you know of any doctors that might be able to determine what is causing the brow ptosis?thank you very muchtake carePS, if anyone else has any ideas, I would love to hear from you,thank you
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
  • opthamologists and plastic surgeons
    rad-skw 1,605 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi rad-skw,tgif :)thank you very much I'll look into i.enjoy your weekend
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies Flag this Response
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