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How is it possible after jaw surgery to be left with so much asymmetry and what can be done to correct it?

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 04 October 2013

Question

3 months ago I had double jaw surgery and I have been left with a very noticeable asymmetry. My teeth still don't look in harmony and on the left side I still have an overbite but the right side looks ok.

My nose and top lip is not in harmony with the teeth and it's shifted towards the left. Both sides of the jaw lines also asymmetric. My questions are, how is it possible after jaw surgery to be left with so much asymmetry and what can be done to correct it?

Answer

I would suggest that you attend the facial sculpting clinic which I run jointly with my colleague Mr Henri Thuau, consultant maxillofacial surgeon.

It would be ideal to have a recent imaging either x-rays or CT scans from after your operation, and we can also use 3-D imaging and simulation to understand the type of correction that would be more suitable so that we can advise you.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street
London
W1G 6BA

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