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How to Make My Face More Symmetrical

Dr. Philip Miller

November 16, 2022

Facial asymmetry is a concern in which the features on each side of the face do not perfectly mirror each other. Although no one’s face is perfectly symmetrical, science suggests we perceive symmetrical faces as more attractive. Noticeable asymmetry in the face can lead to low self-confidence and a more aged appearance. Fortunately, many surgical and non-surgical treatments exist to fix facial asymmetry and boost self-esteem.

Why is my face asymmetrical?

There are many causes for asymmetry in the face, the most common being:

  • Genetics. Uncontrollable factors such as genetics determine the symmetry of our facial characteristics. If you have asymmetrical facial features, you might notice your family members have them too.
  • Trauma. A broken nose or trauma from accidents are common causes of facial asymmetry.
  • Lifestyle. Day-to-day habits like frequent sun exposure, smoking, and sleeping on the stomach can contribute to asymmetry. If you’re looking for how to make your face more symmetrical naturally, you can avoid these contributing habits.
  • Dental Work. Dentures, veneers, and tooth extractions can all lead to changes in the contours and muscles of the face.

What surgical procedure fixes facial asymmetry?

Now that we know what contributes to asymmetry, how do you fix an asymmetrical face? In severe cases, a more permanent surgical procedure may be the best option. If you’re wondering how to make your face more symmetrical to correct facial trauma or abnormalities, facial reconstruction surgery can achieve the results you desire. This surgery can produce dramatic and life-changing results for those suffering with facial asymmetry due to defects, scars, or trauma from an accident. 

A weak or underdeveloped chin is another common cause of more prominent facial asymmetry. Facelifts, buccal fat removal, and chin and cheek augmentation can be performed to create aesthetic balance in the face and restore symmetry to the sides of the face, cheeks, and chin. 

Facelift and neck lift to address skin laxity and restore definition to the lower face and neck of a female patient by Dr. Miller. After surgery, there is a smoother transition from the chin to the neck with a visible reduction in facial creases.
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Rhinoplasty with buccal fat pad removal for facial enhancement by Dr. Miller. Surgery creates a more proportionate nose and slimmer lower face for a more attractive facial contour.
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How to Fix an Asymmetrical Face Without Surgery

Many patients want to know how to get a more symmetrical face without a surgical procedure. Aside from trauma and abnormalities, most cases of facial asymmetry are mild, and can be corrected without surgery. Fixing facial asymmetry with fillers, Botox®, and PDO Thread Lifting are the most effective and common non-surgical options. These options produce fast results with exceptionally short recovery time.

Correcting Facial Asymmetry with Fillers

Correcting facial asymmetry with fillers such as Restylane®, Radiesse®, and Juvéderm® is a popular non-surgical option. Dermal fillers can bring balance to your face by sculpting your nose, chin, or cheeks. If one cheek is flatter, one side of the chin isn’t as prominent, or even if one side of the lip doesn’t have as much volume as the other, fillers can be used to add volume and correct these common asymmetrical features.

Philip J. Miller, MD, FACS, in Manhattan, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana knows how to fix face asymmetry using fillers and produce natural-looking results to boost your confidence. The Miller Lift (liquid facelift) is a liquid facelift technique that uses a combination of fillers to define and correct the contours of the face and achieve a more symmetrical, youthful appearance. 

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How do I fix my asymmetrical face with Botox?

Botox works by relaxing certain muscles in your face to reduce the appearance of lines and correct minor facial asymmetries. Certain facial features, such as the eyebrows, may be uneven due to the muscles on one side working harder than the other. One of the most common uses of Botox to achieve facial symmetry is correcting the position of the eyebrows. When one eyebrow is higher than the other, Botox is injected to relax the muscle and bring the brow in alignment with the other.

How to Get a Symmetrical Face with a PDO Thread Lift

Another alternative to surgery is the use of PDO threads—absorbable sutures placed under the skin to balance the proportions of the face. This innovative procedure, now proudly offered at Dr. Miller’s office in Manhattan, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana, allows for the cheeks, jawline, eyebrows, and neck to be lifted while smoothing fine lines and wrinkles. Like fillers and Botox, PDO threads help achieve facial symmetry without having to “go under the knife”. 

How to Fix Facial Asymmetry in New York City

If you’re searching for how to get a symmetrical face with treatment in Manhattan, New York and New Orleans, Louisiana, Dr. Miller will perform an initial consultation to determine how to make your face more symmetrical and achieve the results you desire. All of Dr. Miller’s work to create facial symmetry is performed within the NatraLook® Experience, which empathizes with the patient experience and strives to achieve the most natural results. Schedule a consultation by calling (646) 791-3025 or filling out our online contact form.

Dr. Philip Miller

Focusing exclusively on the face for more than two decades, double-board certified facial plastic surgeon Dr. Philip Miller blends art and science with innovation and skill to provide thousands of patients with impeccable results. He is known for pioneering the NatraLook methodology for rhinoplasty, facelifts, neck lifts, and other cosmetic procedures for the face.

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