Plastic surgeons at the Buckingham Center offer facial asymmetry solutions for patients in Austin & Sunset Valley, TX.
What Causes Facial Asymmetry?
It’s important to note that everyone has some degree of facial asymmetry. If people had perfectly symmetrical faces, we would lose some of our uniqueness. But most asymmetry is barely noticeable, and when it is, it can become a cosmetic problem. Asymmetry can occur for several reasons. Some people are born with genetic facial asymmetry, while others develop asymmetry as their skeletal structure grows. Sometimes, asymmetry occurs due to an injury or a medical condition (e.g., Bell’s palsy).
Because there are so many different causes of facial asymmetry, it is important to determine the source of the variances before attempting to correct it. There may be an underlying medical condition, or depending on its origin, the issue might require a different approach. It’s important to speak with your doctor and follow his or her medical advice regarding your facial asymmetry before moving forward with cosmetic correction.