What Is The Best Procedure(s) to Improve My Facial Appearance?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I was wondering if you could suggest me what you would do to improve my appearance. I have an asymmetrical jawline, which is more visible when I smile or talk, but at the same time I feel like my face could benefit from other surgeries as well. (my forehead is prominent, my eyes are sunken) I do not know which surgery I would benefit the most from. I am only 26 years old and I feel like I look older, and I would like to go and correct what could cause me to perceive myself that way.

 I would really appreciate your feedback.

A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. The one surgery that would benefit you the most is the one that treats the single feature that bothers you the most…which only you can say. You have listed high forehead, sunken eyes and asymmetrical jawline. The reason you look older has to do with your sunken eye appearance with a touch of upper eyelid ptosis. Unfortunately that is also the one facial feature that is the most difficult to improve and even more difficult to try and image the change on your picture. For the sake of discussion I have imaged hairline advancement, rhinoplasty and left chin-jawline augmentation. Then in a second image I added some slight volume to the inferior brow bone/upper eyelid area and even that small amount to ma made a big difference in improving that facial issue.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana