Can My Facial Asymmetry Be Improved By A Facelift?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I sent a few photos that you analyzed and you indicated that one side of the face droops lower than the other. Can this be corrected by a face lift or any other measures.

A:It is not that one side of the face droops, it is that one side of the face is structurally lower than the other side. Drooping is a soft tissue problem while structural asymmetry is a bone problem. Thus a facelift will not be effective.

In facial asymmetry the first and most important question when considering what can be done is what areas bother the patient the most? What do you see that brought your attention to the asymmetry? Facial asymmetries are complete (top to bottom) but not all areas of asymmetry can be effectively corrected, some have better value in doing than others. Thus the need to prioritize the area(s) from which then I can tell you what can or can not be done.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon