Cosmetic Surgery to Adjust Facial Balance

Before we talk about which cosmetic procedures can correct, or adjust, facial imbalance, let’s be specific about what we’re referring to. In a general sense, facial asymmetry consists of an imbalance between the left and right sides of a person’s face. Almost no one has a completely symmetrical face, but when the imbalance is noticeable, and bothersome to you, you may want to consider cosmetic surgery to achieve better balance.

In a particular case, an individual may see one or more indications of facial imbalance. Here are some of the things you may notice:

  • The median line of your face, from your forehead, to your nose, to the tip of your chin, is not straight.

  • The cheekbone on one side of your face is more prominent than the other.

  • The location of the corners of your mouth are not the same.

  • There is an asymmetrical appearance when you smile.

  • The location of the eye on one side of your face is different than on the other.

  • The right side, or the left side, of your face is more prominent, or more elevated, than the other side.

What we’ve provided is a list of some of the indications of facial imbalance. While identifying the nature of the asymmetry is helpful, the question of whether to consider cosmetic surgery to correct the imbalance is a function of a number of things; most importantly, whether, and to what extent, the imbalance is having a negative effect on your appearance, and on your view of yourself. If you would like to explore the possibility of achieving better facial balance and contour, there are numerous procedures that may help. They include rhinoplasty (nose surgery), implants (chin, cheek, and jaw), chin reduction surgery, otoplasty (ear surgery), cosmetic fillers, eye surgery and liposuction, among others.

The availability of so many different cosmetic procedures, each designed to deal with a specific issue, means that your doctor has a wide variety of tools to help achieve the look that you are seeking. Talk to your doctor about your goals, and which procedures are best suited to achieve them.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.