Hemifacial Atrophy Posted By Dr.Sanjeev Uppal Date : 28-Jul-00
Sunita ( not the real name ) had a small white spot on her left cheek, of the size of 0.3 mm at the age of 3 years. She was given some local ointmet by a skin specialist and was advised the sun exposure after the application of the ointment. She developed some allergy to that and as per her mother she started having less development of her left face.
She has undergone the following surgeries :
At approx. 16 years of age , she was operated for transposition of the sternomastoid belly to cheek. She did not feel much improved with that and rather was upset by another scar on the exposed part of neck.
She underwent lipoinjection ( fat injection ) into the cheek with overcorrection in 1998. The fat however was absorbed in 4 months time .
She is now looking for advice on the type of surgery she should undergo so that her face looks near normal.
Her photographs are given on the web for reference.
Fig. 1. as AT PRESENT
Fig. 2 as BEFORE ANY SURGERY
Fig. 3 as IMMEDIATELY AFTER FAT INJECTION