Facial asymmetry is a common concern among many people, and it can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, injury, or disease. While some degree of facial asymmetry is normal and natural, significant asymmetry can cause self-consciousness and affect a person's self-esteem. Fortunately, there are several options available for correcting facial asymmetry, and in this blog post, we will discuss some of the most common techniques used by plastic surgeons.
One of the most popular techniques for correcting facial asymmetry is the use of injectable fillers. Fillers such as hyaluronic acid and calcium hydroxylapatite can be used to add volume to one side of the face, bringing it into balance with the other side. These fillers are injected into the affected area, and can be used to address issues such as a sunken cheek or an uneven jawline. The results of filler injections are typically temporary, lasting between 6 to 18 months, depending on the product used.
Another option for correcting facial asymmetry is through the use of facial implants. Implants are made of materials such as silicone or Gore-Tex, and are used to add volume and shape to specific areas of the face. They are typically inserted through small incisions, and once in place, they can provide long-lasting results. Implants can be used to correct issues such as a small chin or an uneven jawline.
In some cases, facial asymmetry can be corrected through the use of a technique known as facial bone contouring. This technique involves the reshaping of bones in the face, such as the jaw or the cheekbones, through the use of surgical techniques. This can be done through an open or closed technique, and can involve the use of a combination of cutting, reshaping, and repositioning of the bones. This technique is typically used for more severe cases of facial asymmetry and provide permanent results.
In addition to these surgical options, there are also non-surgical techniques that can be used to correct facial asymmetry. For example, the use of Botox injections can be used to address issues such as an uneven or asymmetrical smile or the use of dermal fillers or skin resurfacing to address asymmetries in skin texture or wrinkles.
It is important to note that the correction of facial asymmetry requires an individualized approach and the appropriate choice of technique will depend on the specific issue being addressed and the patient's desired outcome. A consultation with a plastic surgeon is highly recommended to determine which option is best for you.
In conclusion, facial asymmetry is a common concern among many people and can be caused by a variety of factors such as genetics, injury, or disease. There are several options available for correcting facial asymmetry, including the use of injectable fillers, facial implants, facial bone contouring, and non-surgical techniques. An individualized approach and consultation with a plastic surgeon is highly recommended to determine the best option for achieving the desired outcome.