Influencer posts video of her Drooping Eyelid after Surgery gone Wrong
A lifestyle blogger has opened up about the effects of a botched Botox treatment.
Whitney Buha, a Chicago-based blogger, who shares lifestyle and fashion tips on Instagram has been documenting her failed cosmetic procedure after she woke up one day and discovered her right eyelid was drooping and her left eye was visibly larger.
“This is so embarrassing, and I really don’t want to show this, but everyone’s like, ‘Can we please see this?’ Because a lot of you get Botox and didn’t know this was possible. I didn’t know this was possible, either,” Buha explained in a video, before showing the shocking results.
After going back to the clinic where the Botox injection took place, Buha was told her drooping eyelid was caused by a condition called ptosis. The other eye looked larger as it was attempting to compensate for the lack of vision.
“I was getting scared that a) this was going to be permanent or b) this was going to really affect my eyes or my vision long term,” she told Buzzfeed.
According to Dr Alan Matarasso, a plastic surgeon who once served as the president of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons, Buha’s condition is rare and temporary. He told the outlet it occurs when the Botox fluid seeps into unintended nearby muscles such as the eyelid.
When Buha was convinced the condition was reversible, she began to share her progress with her 89,000 followers, posting daily side-by-side photos and revealing the remedies given by multiple health officials.
Last week, she announced the Botox was finally wearing off.
“I feel like I’ve gotten over the hurdle of like, the worst,” Buha explained in a video. “Now I feel like my left eye is looking almost normal. My right eye is still a little bit too big, but way less white is showing, that’s for sure.”
“So I’m just hoping over the next couple of weeks it just continues to get a little bit better each day,” she added.