Would a facelift help even out my face? (Photo)
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Deep plane facelift for facial asymmetry
It seems that your mid and upper face appear more symmetric than your lower face. While the scars may be affecting the symmetry, it can also be caused by volume loss. Do you have any weakness of any area of your facial movements or smile? A facelift can help to tighten certain areas of the face, and in some patients an asymmetric facelift (performed on both sides but with slightly different pull and direction) can help improve symmetry. It would be necessary to see you in person to assess your nerve function, your scarred areas, and your asymmetry from various angles.
Please consult a board-certified surgeon!
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Facelift to even out face
Thanks for your question. You appear to have a good amount of youthful volume to your face, and without a lot of skin laxity. I think that your asymmetries are deeper than the deep plane, that is, they lie in your facial skeleton and not the soft tissues as much (despite your scars). Implants and fillers are good options for this, and a good physical exam by an experienced surgeon will give you more options, as a three dimensional (and talking!) patient gives us a much better idea than a static image. Good luck!
From the photo that you provide, it appears that the asymmetry occurs as a result of skeletal asymmetry and thus the muscles and tissue above appear differently on the surface. You can achieve a better symmetry with the use of facial implants or fillers to balance the other side.
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In general, yes, facial asymmetry like yours can be improved with a hemi facelift or some type of facial suspension or facial animation procedure.
To be sure what might best suit your needs, see two or more experienced, board-certified Plastic Surgeons or facial plastic surgeons in your area for a complete evaluation to make sure you are a good candidate and that it is safe for you to have facelift surgery.
I hope this helps.
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Can a facelift help me?
It is really hard to tell if a facelift would help your situation by looking at one photograph. You need to be assessed in person ir order to fully see what can be offered. One has to see how your face behaves in animation and in different positions and angles. There may be other, less drastic, options that could help you as well. Good luck.
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