What Type Of Facial Implant Do I Need To Improve My Chin/Face Asymmetry?

Q:  Hello, I have a rare problem. I think, although I am not sure, I have always slept on the left side of my face. Ad a result, I have an extremely strong left chin and not hardly a right chin at all. I was hoping for implants on the weak side or a reduction on the strong side whichever is best. I’m fine with what ever as long as I can look more symmetric. I have attached some photos so you can see what I am talking about. Thanks!

A: Thank you for sending your pictures.  Based on your pictures, you do not have chin asymmetry. Rather you have facial asymmetry. The left side of your face is bigger than your right and this is most evident to you along the jawline and at the jaw angle. That is very evident in looking at your side views where the right side lack the prominence at the jaw angle that is seen on the left. Your chin is actually fairly straight. Usually with such facial asymmetry the chin will swing over to the right and be off midline. But this fortunately has not occurred in you.

You would benefit from a right jaw angle implant augmentation to try and get a better match to that of the left side. The jaw angle implant will both lower the angle and add width to it.  The width of the jaw angle implant is actually the most important in your case. This will improve your facial symmetry considerably through this relatively simple jaw implant procedure.

Dr. Barry Eppley

Indianapolis Indiana