What Surgery Do I Need To Improve My Facial Asymmetry?

Q: I am interested to find out if you could help me to reduce my facial assymetry. What would you actually perform as I am not able to even guess that, but it seems that my halves are different in jaw and forehead shape. I want to make my face more symmetrical and I want to reduce and minimize the difference of my jaw and forehead. Please advise what kind of procedure do you recommend and what would be the estimated cost. Attached is the photo so you can see and assess the treatment.

A:  In looking at your frontal view photograph, I see four isses that are making your face asymmetrical. The first is the difference in the sdie of the jaw angles between the two sides. The right is bigger than the left. That could be addressed by either a right jaw angle reduction or left jaw angle augmentation depending upon which side you like better. Secondly, there also appears to be left cheek deficiency which is less prominent than the right. That would be compatible with the left side of your face being smaller than the right. That could be improved by a left cheek implant. Thirdly, the right upper eyelid has more skin which hangs down onto the lashline. That could be removed by an upper eyelid blepharoplasty. Lastly, your nose is deviated towards the left side  with a broader tip. That could be improved by a rhinoplasty. I think the combination of these four procedures would go a long way to improving your facial asymmetry.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana