Can ZMC Fracture Repair Revision Improve My Facial Asymmetry That Has Appeared After The Injury?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am hoping to travel for revision ZMC fracture repair surgery. I am concerned about the asymmetry of my face since my injury.

A: Asymmetry after ZMC fracture repair is not uncommon, either due to bone alignment issues or soft tissue volume loss.  The latter is often overlooked. But to determine the exact cause of why the asymmetry exists a 3D CT scan should be done to accurately assess the difference. A submental or Towne’s view plain film is not precise enough to determine discrete bony differences.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon