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One side of the face is larger than the other.

Your questions answered by our surgeon, Lucian Ion, FRCS(Plast)

Asked on 08 April 2014


One side of the face is larger than the other. It's about 4mm when I look at my right cheek to my left. Is there anyway possible to make it look more even?


I'm afraid this is a universal problem, the only thing that is unusual is that you have noticed it, as the majority of people don't tend to notice this aspect, until such time that they have a structured plastic surgery consultation.

The characteristics of the asymmetry are however more complex, and involve a both size difference and a torsion effect.

One of the points about the symmetry though, is that it doesn't eliminate the possibility of good facial aesthetics, and it is more valuable to focus on the characteristics that you find are or would be more attractive from your perspective.

I do run a facial sculpting clinic together with a maxillofacial colleague, and I would be happy to discuss with you some of the points that you have noticed and in what way they can be influenced towards a more satisfactory aesthetic balance for you.

Needless to say, achieving complete symmetry through surgery is not feasible, but as I was pointing out earlier it is also only of limited relevance.

Lucian Ion Cosmetic Surgeon Mr Lucian Ion FRCS(Plast)
129 Harley Street

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