What Procedures Do I Need To Improve My Facial Asymmetry?

Q: Dr. Eppley, Here I’m sending you this picture to show you the degree of my facial problem. What can you please tell me about the procedure by looking at my picture now. What can be done to improve my facial asymmetry?

A: Thank you for sending your pictures. What I can see is that your facial asymmetry is caused by a near complete left facial hypoplasia or underdevelopment.  This can be seen over the entire left face by a lower eyebow position, left upper eyellid ptosis (2mms, smaller cheek bone and deficient jawline and jaw angle. Like all forms of facial asymmetry surgery, the patient must decide which side of their face they like more. Even though you have focused on bringing in the more protrusive right cheek/zygomatic area, that would be just one change that you could make. There are numerous other ones as I have illustrated in the attached computer prediction imaging such as an endoscopic left eyebrow elevation, left corner of the eye tightening, left cheek augmentation and left jaw angle augmentation. Your facial asymmetry is more than just one bigger cheek and a deviated jaw, it is the entire left face that is smaller.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis, Indiana