What Can Be Done For My Facial Asymmetries?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I want to see what I’d look like with potential surgeries. I struggle with facial asymmetry, there’s not really a major area that’s bad it’s more like several minor ones on one side which make it look worse altogether. The eye region, cheek bone / jaw line region and one ear from a botched Otoplasty are the most noticeable to my eye.

A: Short of the ear asymmetry (do you bring the overcorrected left ear back out, reduce the more prominent right ear or some combination of both) I would not recommend any facial surgeries for you. Yes there are some minor facial asymmetries that exist but in an effort to improve them you are just as likely to cause other issues that require more surgeries to fix etc….this is known as going down the surgical rabbit hole. i would consider yourself extremely fortunate that you have as good a facial structure/shape as you have with an overall very handsome face. Most men would love to have your face and I have operated on many such patients who never even get close to where you are despite the best surgical efforts.

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon