What should I do to improve facial symmetry and jawline problems? (Photo)
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Thank you for your question.
It is very common to have facial asymmetry and a difference in muscle movement on each side of the face. If this is something that bothers you, it may be helpful to discuss subtle options for injectable treatment, (Botox or Dysport for example.) with a Board Certified Plastic Surgeon, and then decide if that's the right option for you.
Thank you for your clinical post. You do have one very strong jawline and one slightly weaker jawline. However, even though the eyes are blacked out you appear to have very attractive facial anatomy, that your self-esteem is crumbling should have less to do with your appearance and more to do with your confidence and interpersonal and personal fortitude. Over evaluation of ones appearance is usually the bad idea and preoccupation and obsession with plastic surgery will not solve interpersonal concerns and issues.
From a purely physical perspective you may benefit from some slight augmentation of the weak side using soft tissue gel fillers such as Juvederm Voluma and oral reduction of the strong contralateral side or other side with Botox into the masseter.
These changes will give you more symmetry and more definition, however, there are many more important variables in your young collegiate life that will bear witness to more happiness than your jawline asymmetry.
Tread cautiously through consultations as you may find that you waste money that could be best suited serving your education.
I hope this information has been of some assistance and best of luck.
R. Stephen Mulholland, M.D.
Certified Plastic Surgeon
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Thank you for sharing your photo.
Cell duplication and migration from the center of your neck and scalp during embryo development fuse along the anterior face to create the features you have. The fusion does not occur perfectly symmetrically so we all have asymmetry of our face and bodily features.
The photo you have provided is not a complete evaluation but does show a good bit of symmetry. I recommend you consider consultation from a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon who performs a lot of injectables. Options include as you point out, Botox for masseteric hypertrophy or facial fillers to volumize the areas of your concern.
You may also consider Dr. Obagi's ZO Skin Healthcare regimen to even pigmentation and improve and tighten texture of the skin to highlight your features and gain better self-esteem.
Good luck with your journey!
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It looks as if a combination of Botox for the masseter and Juvederm to the chin will help your situation. Thermage will also help tighten and lift the skin as well. Best, Dr. Green