Why are my lips crooked? (photos)

Why are they crooked, and what would fix them?

Doctor Answers 4

Lip Asymmetry

Hello! Thank you for your question and for sharing your photograph. First of all - you have beautiful lips with plenty of volume and a very nice shape - and they really are fine like they are! However, the right side of your mouth is slightly smaller than the left side, making the lips on the right slightly less full - which is most likely what is causing the asymmetry that you are seeing. This is genetic, and very common. Most people (including myself) have one side of their face that is slightly smaller, the same way that most people have feet that are slightly different sizes. I tell my patients that the sides of our faces are sisters, not twins. If this is troubling to you - as small amount of a light filler such as Juvederm could even the two sides out. Be careful about too much volume though. In your case I would only use half a syringe - if that!

Lip Asymmetry?

First off, your lips are quite full and attractive, with very minimal asymmetry. My advice, do nothing, because they are full and pretty, you run the risk of making the asymmetry appear more noticeable. Ask 3 friends If they think your lips are crooked, I will bet they don't even see it! Good luck!

Robert M. Tornambe, MD
New York Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 23 reviews

Conservative Lip Augmentation For Symmetry

Thank you for your question and for sharing your photograph.  Sorry that you are having some concerns about the appearance of your lips.  Based on your photograph, you appear to be an excellent candidate for a conservative lip augmentation with a small amount of a filler such as Juvederm.  Beautiful and natural results can be achieved.  Please be sure to see an expert injector for an in-person consultation to fully address your concerns and to discuss your goals and expectations in order to determine the best treatment plan.  Best wishes!

Why are my lips crooked?

Thank you for sharing your question and photograph.  Assuming you have not had any filler placement into your lips, any subtle asymmetry in lip shape and volume is genetic in origin.  Conservative placement of dermal filler can help minimize differences between your right and left lip halves but be sure to see an ASPS board certified plastic surgeon in consultation in order to maximize your results.  Hope this helps.

Nelson Castillo, MD
Atlanta Plastic Surgeon
5.0 out of 5 stars 38 reviews

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