Hello, I have a very thin face due to years of mouth breathing and and just being constantly slack jawed. This has caused my face to look extremely oblong in the last few years I've lost my cheeks, I just have one deep line on both sides of my cheek and I'm just very unhappy about my appearance, I used to think I was somewhat attractive in my late teens but now there's no sign of that. My cheekbones are non-existent. I will be having a upper jaw impaction surgery soon is there anything I can do?
I Am a 22 Year Old with Long Face Syndrome What Should I Do to Gain Face Width? (photo)
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Long Face Appearance and Treatment
Treatment of Long face syndrome
The short answer for you may be to consider midface and cheek fillers to add volume to your face which would give the illusion of a shorter face. I would do this after your jaw surgery. I would consider temporary fillers first such as restylane, juvederm or radiesse before considering fat augmentation or possibly implants depending upon whether you like the effects or not. Good luck.
Long Face appearance
At this point surgery to correct your issues may involve one or both jaws and possibly removal of your nasal turbinates. This will allow you to breath normally through your nose as well as correct the "long face " appearance you refer to in your question.
As always research your provider and be sure he or she is board certified in maxillofacial surgery and has extensive experience in orthognathic surgery.
Best of Luck!
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I Am a 22 Year Old with Long Face Syndrome What Should I Do to Gain Face Width?
Aesthetically speaking, your face does appear rectangular and elongated. This happens because the cheeks are flat. Cheek Augmentation with Cheek Implants for a permanent change or fillers for a temporary one. Hope this helps.
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