Facial Asymmetry Treatment Planning

Q: Dr. Eppley, I am interested in getting surgery to correct my facial asymmetry and I am curious as to how much it would cost for me. My main concern is the lower part of my face. My jawline and chin is uneven. The right side on my face (left side for you) is noticeably bigger than the left side (right side for you) of my face. Another top concern that I have is my nose. I would like to even it out some more, create a higher bridge and a more rounded tip. I am also thinking about maybe getting cheek implants or filler but that is not a top concern for me right now. I just want my face to be more balanced. I have seen some of your work online and on Instagram so that is why I am reaching out to you today. 

Thank you.

A: As to your facial asymmetry concerns the following are pertinent questions/decisions to be made that affect the type of surgery and its associated cost:

1) Which side of your face do you like better? If it is the bigger right side then the smaller left side needs to be built up. Conversely if it is the smaller left side then the larger right side needs to be reduced. These are radically different types of surgery.

2) Building up the nose can be done by an implant or a rib graft, which do you prefer? These are again radically different approaches to the same problems.

Knowing your answers from these questions determines the cost of the surgery.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana