Is My Jaw Implant Asymmetry at 4 Weeks Postopm Going To Get Better Or Not?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I recently got jaw angle implants size 8 mm and it has been 4.5 weeks. My left side however seems a bit larger and the jaw angle goes slightly further than the cheekbone while the right side is in line. My first question is: do you think the asymmetry could be due to swelling or that’s just how it is going to be moving forward?

Since the implant also added slight vertical length, I feel that when I smile my face looks slightly bulkier than before in the lower half due to my cheeks extending. My second question is do you think that could change with swelling decreasing or that’s a permanent issue I will have to get used too?

A:I don’t comment on cases that are currently under active care by another surgeon…which at one month after the surgery would clearly be the case.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon