Can My Facial Asymmetry Be Improved? (I Was Told It Wasn’t)
Q: Dr. Eppley, my face is asymmetrical, the right side of my face is lower than the left and my right eye is lower than my left eye. I’m uncomfortable with this situation.I went to 3 plastic surgeons in my country and they said there is no solution .I found you after my research.Is there a solution for this situation?
A: You have a right facial asymmetry where the entire right face is lower than that of the left. This is the most apparent in the eye area because it is the most visually seen and the easiest to detect facial feature asymmetry. All affected facial areas can be improved, it is just a question of how much effort one wants to put into it. I ask all patients with facial asymmetry to make a priority list of facial features they want to improve from most important to least important.
Assuming that the eye asymmetry, known as vertical orbital dystopia (VOD), is at the top of the priorlty list, the combination of infraorbital rim-floor augmentation (to raise up the eye) with eyelid adjustments around it is how it is treated.
Dr. Barry Eppley
World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon