What should I have done for my drooping face? (photos)
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Assymetric face - what should I do?
- This is a complex problem so this answer, I hope, will get you started finding the right answers for you.
- The asymmetry is the result of bone and tissue on one side, not developing as much as the other.
- There are two approaches - one is major facial bone surgery.
- The other is soft solid silicone implants over the deficient bone.
- To start, if possible find a cranio-facial surgeon to consult about the surgery - most are plastic surgeons, often with a dental degree as well. Find out what /she recommends.
- Almost certainly a CT scan of the face will be done to show the underlying bone development.
- Next find a plastic surgeon who does facial implants, for her'his recommendations.
- Implants - over the cheeks, chin, along the nose and at the angle of the jaw might give you as good a result with less risk than major facial bone surgery.
- I would suggest you ask your rhinoplasty surgery about having a CT scan before your rhinoplasty - a good rhinoplasty surgeon is likely to want to do this.
- If you are considering major facial bone surgery, do not have the veneers or the rhinoplasty as the nose and teeth will be affected by the facial surgery.
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