Can an asymmetric face be corrected? (photos)
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A Polished, Balanced Face
Dermafillers have become a widespread solution for making subtle adjustments in the appearance that creates better balance, harmony, and proportion to facial features and symmetry. The areas that you are concerned about, cheeks, jawline, and chin, are great areas to augment and balance using fillers such as Restylane and Radiesse. The process for injecting facial fillers is non-surgical, requires little downtime, and is entirely customizable to your circumstance and desired result.
By working with a board-certified facial cosmetic surgeon surgeon who specializes in facial injectables, your facial imbalance can be adjusted so you feel comfortable and confident in your appearance!
Options to improve facial asymmetry
Facial asymmetry is normal and expected in everyone, as no one is perfectly symmetric. Based on your photograph, the asymmetry appears minimal. However, some options exist to possibly help improve symmetry. First, speak with a plastic surgeon to help determine the reason for your asymmetry, bone/muscle/fat/skin. If your lower face appears crooked and you've needed braces or dental work, then you may have skeletal or bone asymmetry which may require surgery to improve. Alternatives to surgery include facial filler injections (ex. Restylane, Juvederm, etc) to help camoflouge the asymmetry.
Can an asymmetric face be corrected
While everyone has asymmetry to the face and body, there are things that can be done. In your case, you could have something as simple as fillers to your cheeks to give more balance to your face! We would use something like Perlane or Voluma to shape your face!
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Facial Fillers can help camouflage natural facial asymmetries
Most of us have asymmetries in our cheeks and midface. Many people (myself included) have one side of the face that is flatter and broader, and one that is fuller and more narrow. The most common place to observe this asymmetry is in the area of the cheekbones. In my experience, women tend to notice it in themselves more than men, because women tend to notice as they put their blush on, that one side requires a bit more than the other to achieve the same highlighting effect.
Just as you can camouflage asymmetries in the cheeks and lips with makeup, you can also camouflage them in a more semi-permanent way with injectable facial fillers such as Perlane, Juvederm, new Juvederm Voluma, or Restylane.
The advantage of the hyaluronic acid facial fillers mentioned above is that they are easy to do, and are not permanent if you DON'T love the results. The disadvantage is that they are not permanent if you DO love the results. The hyaluronic acid fillers last about 5-6 months in the lips and 9-12 months in the cheeks (Note that the new Juvederm Voluma lasts up to 2 years in the cheeks). The more mobile an area is, the quicker the filler is absorbed. The most permanent solution (and for more dramatic asymmetries) is a custom designed implant, but your asymmetry is very subtle, and it's likely that you are the only one who really notices it.
I would recommend consultation with an experienced injector and/or surgeon. Good luck!
Correcting Facial Asymmetry
Facial asymmetry can be corrected
Every individual is to some degree asymmetrical, of course some more than others. No individual is perfectly symmetrical. Symmetry can usually be improved greatly with the use of fillers such as fat transfer to add volume where required. In severe asymmetric cases, more extensive surgery may be required such as surgery on the bones of the jaws, though from the photographs this would not be necessary in your case. Most likely stage fat transfer would be the best approach in my hands.
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