What Can I Do About Facial Asymmetry?

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The most physically attractive people share one thing in common, and that is facial symmetry. Such symmetry is always considered desirable. When your features do not match, it can affect your confidence and even your employability. Top Long Island plastic surgeon Dr. Lloyd Landsman discusses what you can do about asymmetry of your face, depending on whether the asymmetry is mild or significant and the affected area.

Dermal Fillers

Minor facial asymmetry is often correctable with dermal fillers. Injections of products like Juvederm or Restylane can plump up hollow areas lacking symmetry and restore balance. They are especially effective for evening out asymmetrical lips.

Although dermal fillers provide a relatively easy fix for mild asymmetry, keep in mind that they are not permanent solutions. You will need touchups annually or more often.    


Botox injections temporarily stop muscle movements. For patients with slight asymmetries such as a low eyebrow, Botox injections can provide good results. Again, Botox is not a permanent solution and regular touchups are required.  

Fat Transfer  

Fat transfer, also known as fat grafting, is another option to correct minor asymmetries. In this procedure, fat is removed via liposuction. The fat is then purified and injected into the treatment area.

Because the patient’s own fat is used, there is little risk of an adverse reaction. Results are permanent. However, unlike dermal fillers, it can take several weeks until you can see the final outcome.  

Surgical Correction   

For those dealing with severe facial asymmetry, plastic surgery offers permanent correction. The type of surgical correction for facial asymmetry depends on the location. Common surgeries for correcting asymmetries include:

  • Brow lift: Asymmetrical brows are particularly noticeable. The surgeon fixes the asymmetry by lifting one side more than the other. Brow lift also improves the appearance of forehead wrinkles and the glabellar lines between the eyes.
  • Cheek implants: These implants restore volume and add definition to the cheeks.
  • Chin implants: In addition to defining the jawline, chin implants improve symmetry in the lower part of the face.
  • Rhinoplasty: When the nose is bumpy or slanted, this asymmetry distracts from the rest of the face. Rhinoplasty not only improves the appearance of the nose but helps to balance the face.

Facial asymmetry surgery may involve numerous procedures.

Contact Us  

To learn more about methods of restoring facial symmetry and which best corrects your asymmetry, schedule an in-office consultation with Dr. Landsman. A thorough assessment of the face using computer imaging is the starting point of a treatment plan. Contact his Long Island practice by calling or emailing us today.