What should I do to improve facial symmetry and jawline problems?
Dr. Dean Kane Q & A
Q. What should I do to improve facial symmetry and jawline problems? My self esteem has really started to crumble and I need to know what to do. My left jaw is more defined than my other, and my right side of my face has a masseter hypertrophy, I believe. I’m just not sure what to do as non-surgical options. Should I do Botox to reduce the masseter? Do I have hypertrohy like I think I do?
A. Cell duplication and migration from the center of your neck and scalp during embryo development fuse along the anterior face to create the features you have. The fusion does not occur perfectly symmetrically so we all have asymmetry of our face and bodily features.
The photo you have provided is not a complete evaluation but does show a good bit of symmetry. I recommend you consider consultation from a well experienced Board Certified Plastic Surgeon or ENT Facial Surgeon who performs a lot of injectables. Options include as you point out, Botox for masseteric hypertrophy or facial fillers to volumize the areas of your concern.
You may also consider Dr. Obagi’s ZO Skin Healthcare regimen to even pigmentation and improve and tighten texture of the skin to highlight your features and gain better self-esteem.
Good luck with your journey!