An influencer's botched Botox procedure left her with one eye drooping and the other wide open

Canela López
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Whitney Buha botched eyelid
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Whitney Buha, a Chicago-based influencer, was shocked with the results of her Botox injections on March 15.

Buha, who was documenting the process on social media, noticed one eye was starting to droop while the other was wider than usual. The person who performed the injection had placed the Botox in the wrong area around Buha's eye, which caused the asymmetrical result.

Initially, the injection had gone well, but Buha noticed one eyebrow was lower than the other. After she went back to get more botox in her lower eyebrow, she noticed her eye began to droop.

Droopy eyelids after Botox injections, or eyelid ptosis, occur when the muscle that holds and controls the upper eyelid is paralyzed by mistake by the procedure. Another doctor confirmed Botox likely seeped into the eyelid muscle in a TikTok with Buha.

"The problem with Botox is you can't dissolve it like you can dissolve filler, so all you can really do is wait it out for it to go away," Buha said in a TikTok.

Buha said the doctor presented her with two options to help the droop in her eye: more Botox along her top lash line to lift the lid or use prescription eye drops called Upneeq to open the eye further.

Currently, Buha is using a mixture of the prescription eye drops along with a routine that includes steam, working out, and a vibrating rose quartz face massager.

"I feel like I've gotten over the hurdle of like, the worst," she said on her Instagram story on April 1. "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."

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