What Is The Best Way To Correct My Left Facial Asymmetry?
Q: Dr. Eppley, I have a very serious facial problem, the left side is different from the right, and the left eye is smaller than the right and the mouth goes more to the left. Please let me know if you can perform surgical corection. Thank you
A: Thank you for your inquiry and sending your pictures. You have classic congenital facial asymmetry which is superiorly based which is why your lower eye/VOD is the most visible part of it. (VOD = vertical orbital dystopia = lower eye) The VOD can be effectively improved usng a 3D CT scan of the patient’s face to create a custom implant that raises the eye which also needs to be accompanied by upper and lower eyelid/eyebrow adjustments to go with it.
Correction of the VOD is the most significant way to untwist the face/lengthen the shorter side.
Dr. Barry Eppley