Can My Facial Asymmetry Be Improved By Fillers Or Implants?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in creating a more symmetrical look to my face via fillers and eventually implants. As a result of my jaw being asymmetrical, the right side of my lower face appears fuller and more defined than the left. I have attached some pictures for you to see.

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. I have taken a careful look at them and the fundamental issue is that the two sides of your face are different. The asymmetry is that the entire right side of the face is lower than that of the left. This can be seen from the eyebrow down to the bottom of the lower jaw. the right eyebrow is lower, the right orbital box and eye is lower as well as the lower eyelid, the cheek is lower and more recessed and the inferior border of the mandible is more inferiorly positioned. In short, you have a classic case of facial asymmetry where the two halfs have developed differently. For the sake of any correction, you have to take the position that the left side of the face is the good side or the objective for the right side to try and achieve. No form of injectable filler can make any significant difference in such facial asymmetry. A variety of surgical procedures can be considered from top to bottom including right endoscopic browlift, right orbital floor-infraorbital rim implant, right lower eyelid tightening by canthopexy, right cheek implant and right inferior border mandibular shave reduction.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana