How Can My Facial Asymmetry Be Improved?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Asymmetrical eye area and jaw/mouth seems to go toward one side than centered.

A:Like most facial asymmetries they are usually complete, meaning the entire side of the face is affected if you look close enough from top to bottom. In a superior facial asymmetry, like yours, the eye is the most affected and visible asymmetry but other subtle changes exist involving the cheek, nose, mouth and jawline.

In facial asymmetry corrections it is just a question of how far or complete a correction one seeks. This also affected by yield…how much change can be done at what effort.

In facial asymmetries like yours most patients focus on the eye area has having the greatest benefit. In vertical orbital dystopia corrections it is important to remember that the eyeball is framed by the eyelids and overlying eyebrow so you can just up the eyeball alone without making framework adjustments as well.

The first step in the process is to get a 3D CT scan of your face to fully understand the extent of the bony asymmetries as well as this is the platform on which the orbital floor-rim-malar implant is designed.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon