Influencer reveals disastrous side effects of botched Botox


An influencer has revealed that she has been left with a droopy eyelid after getting botched Botox at a local medical spa, saying she looks like the supervillain ‘Two-Face.’

Whitney Buha, 34, from Chicago, Illinois, has been sharing updates on her condition with her 60,000 Instagram followers for the past week after her eye started to droop, causing her other eye to bulge out to overcompensate for her impaired vision. 

‘I can’t believe I’m going to show you guys this, but I’m getting a ton of questions about what happened with the Botox,’ she said on her Instagram Stories. ‘A lot of you get Botox. You didn’t know this is possible. I didn’t know this was possible either.’

Botched: Whitney Buha, 34, from Chicago, Illinois, is suffering from a droopy eyelid after getting Botox earlier this month. The condition is known as ptosis

Botched: Whitney Buha, 34, from Chicago, Illinois, is suffering from a droopy eyelid after getting Botox earlier this month. The condition is known as ptosis 

Before and after: Whitney woke up with her left eye drooping and her other eye bulging out to overcompensate for her impaired vision

Before and after: Whitney woke up with her left eye drooping and her other eye bulging out to overcompensate for her impaired vision

Before and after: Whitney woke up with her left eye drooping and her other eye bulging out to overcompensate for her impaired vision

Whitney had her first Botox injection three years ago when she turned 30, and she has continued to get it biannually without any issues — until now.   

She explained that she had Botox injected into her forehead, eyebrows, and upper lip to achieve a ‘lip flip’ at her appointment earlier this month. 

The blogger noticed that her left eyebrow wasn’t lifted as high as the right, and she texted her injector, who told her to come back to the medspa for four more units of Botox to even them out. 

Whitney knew something went terribly wrong when she woke up three days later with a drooping eye, a condition known as ptosis.  

‘Ever since I went back, this is what has happened. So whatever she did relaxed this muscle,’ she said, pointing to the area right below her eyebrow.   

Candid: The influencer has been sharing updates on her condition on her Instagram Stories after her eye started to droop

Candid: The influencer has been sharing updates on her condition on her Instagram Stories after her eye started to droop

Candid: The influencer has been sharing updates on her condition on her Instagram Stories after her eye started to droop

Throwback: Whitney had her first Botox injection three years ago when she turned 30, and she has continued to get it biannually without any issues, until now

Throwback: Whitney had her first Botox injection three years ago when she turned 30, and she has continued to get it biannually without any issues, until now 

Start of it all: The blogger explained that when she got Botox to lift her eyebrows earlier this much, she noticed they were uneven, with the right side higher than the left

Start of it all: The blogger explained that when she got Botox to lift her eyebrows earlier this much, she noticed they were uneven, with the right side higher than the left

Start of it all: The blogger explained that when she got Botox to lift her eyebrows earlier this much, she noticed they were uneven, with the right side higher than the left

The appearance of the sagging was exacerbated by her right eye, which was bugging out.  

‘As you can see, my right eye is very wide open right now. I swear it’s wider than it was before Botox,’ she noted. ‘I look like Two-Face. It’s so embarrassing. I can’t believe I’m showing this.’

Whitney was initially told there wasn’t anything that could be done because Botox can’t be dissolved. She spoke to a plastic surgeon who said he’s never seen eye droop that bad, but he assured her it was temporary. 

The influencer, who works in marketing full-time, said she wasn’t comfortable sharing the name of the med spa, but she noted her injector is a registered nurse whom she had gone to before.  

After everything that has happened, she admitted she probably won’t ever go back to that location, though this experience hasn’t turned her off Botox.   

Scary: The nurse at the local medical spa she went to offered to inject four more units to lift her left brow, but the Botox seeped into the muscle that lifts the lid, causing her eyelid to sag

Scary: The nurse at the local medical spa she went to offered to inject four more units to lift her left brow, but the Botox seeped into the muscle that lifts the lid, causing her eyelid to sag 

Troubling: Whitney spoke to a plastic surgeon who said he's never seen eye droop that bad, but he assured her it was temporary

Troubling: Whitney spoke to a plastic surgeon who said he’s never seen eye droop that bad, but he assured her it was temporary

At-home fix? She's been trying to speed up the process by massaging the area with her electric toothbrush and steaming her eye, which she has also documented

At-home fix? She's been trying to speed up the process by massaging the area with her electric toothbrush and steaming her eye, which she has also documented

At-home fix? She’s been trying to speed up the process by massaging the area with her electric toothbrush and steaming her eye, which she has also documented

‘If I’m being 100 per cent honest, yes, I will get Botox again in the future,’ she admitted. ‘You can judge me and say I’m crazy, but I’ve had Botox for three years, and I’ve never ever had a problem until this. 

‘I guess these things can happen, but it is rare,’ she added. ‘When Botox is good, it’s really good.’

Whitney actually ended up getting more Botox to fix the issue after a nurse who serves as a medical director at another med spa recommended two more units in her eyelids near her lashes to help lift up the lid. 

The professionals she spoke with believe the Botox seeped into the nearby levator palpebrae superioris, which raises the upper eyelid, causing it to droop after the injection. 

She is still waiting for her latest Botox treatment to kick in and hopefully resolve the issue, but she was also prescribed eye drops that will help lift her lid a few millimeters. 

Whitney has been keeping her fans updated with daily photos, and her eye seems to be slowly getting better day by day. 

Bold move: Whitney ended up getting two more units of Botox to help lift her eyelid, but she's still waiting for it to kick in

Bold move: Whitney ended up getting two more units of Botox to help lift her eyelid, but she’s still waiting for it to kick in 

Improvement: Whitney has been keeping her fans updated with daily photos. Her eye seems to be slowly getting better day by day, and she hasn't sworn off Botox

Improvement: Whitney has been keeping her fans updated with daily photos. Her eye seems to be slowly getting better day by day, and she hasn’t sworn off Botox 

‘People are so invested in this and want to know what’s happening,’ she told BuzzFeed, saying she is grateful for the advice and support she has received. 

She’s been trying to speed up the process by massaging the area with her electric toothbrush and steaming her eye, which she has also documented. 

Whitney has somehow managed to keep her sense of humor about the situation, but she noted that knowing the drooping is temporary has helped.   

‘I feel like the year that we’ve all had, it’s just been such a crazy year and it’s not been a great year for anybody,’ she said. ‘So this was kind of another thing that I’m like, “Well, this is just something that’s happening, and we’re just going to get past it.”‘ 

The blogger said she will continue to get Botox in the future, though she will be more careful about her injector. 

‘If you have Botox and it’s done right, I love it,’ she said. ‘It looks great. It makes me feel better.’



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