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My jaw is extremely asymmetrical, is there a way to fix it or help it without being invasive?
I had jaw surgery about five years ago to correct my bite, and I noticed since then that my jaw has appeared grossly asymmetrical. I brought that to the doctor's attention during a followup and he told me that it was just swelling. It's been 5 years and my face seems like it's getting more and more asymmetrical. Is there a way to use fillers or something non invasive to fix it that is more cost efficient than plastic surgery? What procedures are available to me?

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AlexanderRivkinM.D.
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It depends: reduction or augmentation  April 30, 2012 11:06 AM

Your first and most important question is whether you want to augment the right side of your jaw or reduce the left. Speaking from pure aesthetics, I think that reduction of the left side would be optimal. That would involve surgery. If that is impossible or if you are absolutely against surgery, then augmentation of the right is possible via some simple filler injections. I would use small amounts either hyaluronic acid or Radiesse to bring out the underdeveloped side and make it blend in with the surrounding contours. The result should last about 8 to 10 months. If all goes well, I would then consider switching to a permanent filler like Artefill. This takes a few monthly sessions to layer in, but the end result is permanent. Hope that helps.


cg1507
  April 30, 2012 8:06 PM

Okay, I see...what if I used fillers to make my chin look longer to offset it? I don't like the look of my right side, but I like the idea of fillers better than surgery just in case I don't like it, since it's not permanent, and surgery is what I think messed my jaw up in the first place.


MissJ521@aol.com
not really "grossly asymmetrical"  May 1, 2012 10:56 AM

I would not say your jaw line area is "grossly asymmetrical". It's just somewhat asymmetrical.
You have more bulk out to the right side of face (left side of photo). So, yes, you could use fillers, perhaps fat grafts to even out the sides. Of course, that helps if you like the right side of face (lefts side of photo) better.


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
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  May 1, 2012 2:55 PM

You have a pretty face with some asymmetry that can easily be improved on the left side of your face with many of the fillers available today.
Good luck from NYC.
For more info visit www.drgrossman.com


cg1507
question  May 2, 2012 5:46 PM

What about botox facial reshaping? Is that possible for me to shrink the augmented side?


drgrossman
Plastic surgeon
New York, NY
United States
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  May 2, 2012 5:53 PM

If you like the left side, then you maybe able to reduce the right side with Botox, but only if the projection us caused by the Maseter muscle.


docblinski
Plastic surgeon
Miami, FL
United States
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  May 3, 2012 5:57 AM

Dr Grossman and MissJ are correct. Plus your posted photos are not very helpful. Best to be seen in person to be examined, measured, computer imaged. I recommend filler on slim side and Botox in masseter muscle on high side.


MissJ521@aol.com
Visual suggestion.  May 3, 2012 10:11 AM

I've done a morph of you. Not sure if it will post here but I shall give a try to upload the photo.

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Notebook024
You're beautiful.  August 14, 2013 11:48 AM

You look beautiful. No need to worry. It's always good to make yourself feel better though.




 



 

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