How Can My Right Facial Asymmetry Be Improved?

Q: Dr. Eppley,I had double jaw surgery to correct an underbite a few years ago. It improved my facial harmony but I still have facial asymmetry. It seems extreme but from my left side I literally find myself quite handsome, and from my right side I truly despise the way I look. The difference is subtle, but it must be noticeable. The jaw angle is different (and worse) on my right side, as well as my cheekbone is much less pronounced, and nearly flat under the eye on the right. It results in a much worse look on that side. Hopefully the pictures make that clear. I have very noticeable asymmetry from the front as well. I would love to find out what could possibly be done implant-wise on the right side. Thank you sir.

A:In any facial asymmetry, subtle or major, the first step is to get a 3D CT scan of the face to determine the exact bony differences between the two sides. Given that your left facial side is the goal what are the bony differences between the right cheek and jaw angles from the lefgt that makes them asymmetic shape. Between the scan and using mirroring software for implant design this will provide the most accurate asymmetry correction.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon