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Does Facial Symmetry Matter?

Beauty standards vary from country to country and are always evolving. However, it is said by some individuals that those who have symmetry in their face are more attractive than those with an asymmetrical one. Little do these individuals know, it is actually extremely rare for someone to have a perfectly symmetrical face. The nose and mouth, being centered on the face are often more symmetrical with eyes and other features being less symmetrical as they are on two different halves.

Facial Symmetry and Attraction

If you've ever wondered if your face is symmetrical or asymmetrical, one must first know what facial symmetry is. A symmetrical face has both the left and the right side matching perfectly, or symmetrically. Don't fret though, most people have a slight asymmetry to their face. Having one that is perfectly symmetrical is very rare.

Asymmetrical Faces

While some are born with asymmetrical faces, there are also other factors that can play into the asymmetry in one's face. When it comes to facial symmetry, there are a few factors that can affect the face after one is born.

  • Aging: As individuals age, their cartilage continues to grow. As the cartilage changes so do other features such as the ears and nose.
  • Sleep Position: Depending on the sleep position that one lies in, it can affect the way that the face appears. For instance, if an individual sleeps on one side of their face every night, it is inevitable that there will be a slight change in that side over time.
  • Injury: Outside factors that affect the symmetry of the face include injuries such as a broken nose. Any significant damage to either half of the face can cause asymmetry.

Facial Symmetry Procedures

Facial symmetry has a lot to do with the eyes as they are on both halves of the face and are often the first thing that we see on another individual. If someone is dealing with ptosis, causing an unsymmetrical looking face, Dr. Davis can perform surgical corrections or repairs.

Contact Dr. Mayli Davis

Are you concerned about the symmetry of your face? If so, please call the Advanced Eyelid Surgery Center at (817) 778-4444. Our team is happy to help address any issues that you are concerned about or changes you would like to be made to further facial symmetry. To contact us, please use the contact page to get in touch with Dr. Mayli Davis. Our team looks forward to working with you to achieve your desired results.

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