When Is The Swelling From V Line Surgery Over?

Q: Dr. Eppley, I underwent V-line surgery and zygoma reduction surgery nine months ago. But I’m still unhappy with my face width/size. I’m wondering if it’s possible I still have any swelling in my face? I know it’s been 9 months but I’m wondering if it’s possible I still have residual swelling. Maybe not, but I think people experience swelling slightly differently? 

I have attached a post op pic of myself. Please let me know what you think,

A:It would be safe to assume that you have 95% (probably more) resolution of any swelling. With your thicker facial tissues you were never at risk of having too narrow or an overly oval shaped face. (overcorrection) Your aesthetic risk of the surgery is exactly what you are experiencing now…a result that is less than the desired amount of change. (undercorrection)

Dr. Barry Eppley

World-Renowned Plastic Surgeon