Face Contour

Facial Asymmetry Correction

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Balance and harmonize your crooked face!

What is FACIAL ASYMMETRY CORRECTION?

Corrects unbalanced facial bones in a harmonious ratio

Facial asymmetry refers to the case where the jawbone is curved to either side, or the left and right sides are not symmetrical due to the difference in size of the jawbone.

Facial asymmetry correction is performed to realign the face when the lower jaw is bent or skewed by 2 ~ 3cm or more from the centerline of the face, or the difference in the size of the left and right jaw bones is significant. In other cases, mandibular prognathism or mouth protrusion can occur on top of facial asymmetry.

Aesthetic Factors

Facial asymmetry breaks the balance and symmetry of the facial line and the jawline.

Psychological Factors

In addition to facial complexities, inaccurate enunciation reduces self-esteem.

Functional Factors

Malocclusion can cause temporomandibular disabilities, discomfort in biting and chewing, and digestion problems.
  • Surgery DurationApprox. 2 - 3 hours
  • Hospitalization2 - 3 days
  • # of Postoperative visits5 - 6 Times
  • AnesthesiaGeneral anesthesia
  • Removal of Stitches2 weeks after surgery
  • Recovery Period2 weeks
We recommend Facial Asymmetric correction to:
  • Those whose lips are crooked and the mouth is turned to one side, or the size of the mouth is different.
  • Those whose jaw is skewed to one side.
  • Those whose centerline of the face and the centerline of the front teeth do not match.
  • Those who have crooked centerline, and a long face with a jutting chin, protruding mouth, or receding chin.
  • Those whose centerline of the face is normal, but have a difference between the left and right jawline.

Surgery methods by types of facial asymmetry

In case of normal centerline of the face with asymmetrical chin

Square jaw surgery
  1. Incision on the mucous membrane inside the mouth.
  2. Cut the lower part of the jawbone into a T-shape.
  3. Trim the protruding bones and connect them gently.

In case of asymmetrical lower jaw

Mandibular surgery

Sagittal Split Ramus Osteotomy (SSRO)

  1. Divide the posterior part of the lower jaw into two and move it backward.
  2. Overlay the jawbone and fix it with a fixation plate.

Intraoral Vertical Ramus Osteotomy (IVRO)

After cutting the posterior part of the lower jaw vertically, it is not fixed.

In case of the slope of the upper jaw is asymmetric

Double jaw surgery
  1. After cutting the bones of the upper and lower jaw, correct them to an ideal position.
  2. After trimming the protruding bone, fix the cut bone so that it does not move.
It requires close attention because the degree of complications such as bleeding, infection and inflammation can be different from person to person.

What we do during the operation

During general anesthesia, apnea due to paralysis of the respiratory muscles may appear.

In-house anesthesiologist thoroughly monitors your breathing condition and oxygen saturation.

Symptoms such as high blood pressure, low blood pressure, and tachycardia may appear.

Blood pressure and pulse are monitored continuously.

Side effects, such as nausea and vomiting, hiccups, and phlebitis, may appear.

Secure the airways and observe phlebitis at the injection site.

Post Operation Treatment and Check-up

1st day after operation

Continuously cold compresses, and consumes juice or congee.

2nd day after operation

Check the teeth and wound conditions inside of the mouth. Need to eat soft food.

3rd day after operation

Take an X-rays after surgery. Fluid meals, such as porridge, soup, etc., can be eaten after discharge.

4th day after operation

Continue cold compress.

5 - 7th day after operation

Change to warm pack, gargle every time after meals. Doing light exercise, such as walking, as much as possible to help with deswelling.

*Only fluid meals, such as soups, juice, milk, etc., are edible while there are stitches inside of the mouth.

With 20 years of experience, a surgeon specialized in Face Contouring surgery.

A JW surgeon for face contouring surgery has been performing surgery with know-how from various clinical experiences, as well as dedication to achieving the best result by medical research.