Facial Asymmetry Surgery

Achieve balance, harmony and beauty

Symmetry is one of the most recognisable and acknowledged forms for defining what we, as humans, decide is beautiful. Although no face is ever truly perfectly mirrored, significant asymmetries can exacerbate the lack of harmony between your natural features. Symmetrical issues caused by congenital defects such as hemifacial microsomia, trauma, or diseases such as Parry-Romberg syndrome, can affect the function of your face its cosmetic appearance and leave you feeling a sense of dissatisfaction.

Facial asymmetry is a procedure offered by Dr Paul Gerarchi that can help to correct facial malformations and to restore balance and proportion to your face. As with any surgery, your surgeon will work closely with you and your face to customise the look you need and provide solutions to the aesthetic and functional problems you may experience.

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“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step”  Lao Tzu

Meeting your surgeon

Speaking with your surgeon is the initial stage of your journey to a fresh and attractive face. You can plan and discuss all details of the procedure and recovery, and Dr Gerarchi can help you to determine the optimum course of action for your distinctive facial structure.

Your medical history is an important part of any medical procedure, and the reason for your asymmetry and any problems with functionality will be analysed in depth. Before proceeding with any surgery, Dr Gerarchi will ensure that you are well-informed – because knowledge is power.

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Your Procedure

Depending on your individual situation, facial asymmetry can be treated using various techniques.

Your knowledgeable surgeon, Dr Gerarchi, will consider all options and all parts of your natural face to ensure that the best option (or combination of options) is applied.

Methods that can be used to correct facial asymmetry include:

  • Facial Fillers
  • Chin Implants
  • Cheek Implants
  • Jaw Implants
  • Temporal Implants
  • Brow lift
  • Orbital Rim reshaping/augmentation (the area around the eye, to correct eye asymmetry)
  • Fat transfer
  • Otoplasty
  • Mouth Lift
  • Facelift/Neck lift
  • Jawline reshaping

Your recovery

As there are a myriad of exciting and effective treatments for you and your surgeon to choose from, recovery time can vary between them. If a permanent solution worries you, you may opt to have temporary facial or dermal fillers that have a speedy recovery time and can achieve instantaneous results in little-to-no downtime. However, if it is a more permanent solution that you seek, procedures such as jaw reconstruction or facial augmentation may be required.

Recovery periods designed for each individualised procedure and patient will be necessary to ensure a healthy healing process. It is possible that some may require an overnight stay, while others will see you recovering in the comfort of your own home. The skill and proficiency of Dr Gerarchi will safeguard that whichever procedure you undertake will be accompanied with a thorough and personalised recovery plan.

Managing your pain and recovery

It is natural to feel some tenderness and discomfort on the final leg of your journey; the recovery. Dr Gerarchi will prescribe specialised pain-medication and antibiotics according to your specific treatment and recovery period to help to you feel comfortable. Taking additional medication, including Ibuprofen or Aspirin, is not recommended during this time, as they have the potential to interfere with the healing process and to hinder the path to a more beautiful you.

Your post-surgical journey

Although the most difficult aspects of your journey are over, your relationship with your surgeon and clinic is not yet over. Dr Gerarchi will schedule follow-up appointments before your surgery to facilitate a smooth, organised and easy recovery and encourages communication between visits.  Ensuring that you are supported throughout the entire process is vital to monitor that everything is healing successfully, that you are pleased with the results and that you can be smiling in your new look as soon as possible.

If you have further questions regarding facial asymmetry surgery or want to know how the surgery can benefit you, contact us today.