Understanding Facial Asymmetry: Non-Surgical and Surgical Methods to Enhance Symmetry

Our faces are wonderfully unique, and while we all share a degree of facial asymmetry, it’s no secret that some imbalances might rattle our confidence more than others.

Whether it’s a slightly crooked smile, asymmetrical eyes, or an uneven jawline, these variations can affect how we perceive ourselves and how we interact with others.

At Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery, we celebrate your uniqueness while recognizing your desire for enhanced facial harmony. Today, we’ll guide you through various non-surgical and surgical methods designed to enhance facial symmetry and empower you to embrace your natural beauty.

If you’re ready to fall back in love with your reflection, join us as we share our favorite techniques and tips to improve facial symmetry—so you always feel comfortable and fabulous in your own skin.

Let’s begin by exploring some non-surgical methods for facial symmetry.

Non-Surgical Facial Symmetry Techniques

Tired of feeling self-conscious about facial asymmetry but not quite ready for surgical intervention? There’s a range of techniques and treatments to help you restore your facial balance and confidence—all without surgery.

Before we dive in, it’s important to note that the effectiveness and outcomes of non-surgical methods for facial symmetry vary. Some may notice significant improvements, while others may experience subtle results.

While choosing the right approach, it’s important to keep realistic expectations and carefully consider the benefits.

Let’s kick off with a technique you can start implementing today!

Facial Exercises for Symmetry

Some facial exercises for symmetry can help strengthen facial muscles and improve overall facial balance. By targeting specific muscles, you can enhance symmetry and achieve a more harmonious appearance.

Ready for the “tiniest” workout you’ve ever done?

Here are some exercises for facial asymmetry correction:

  • Eyebrow raises – Place your fingers just above your eyebrows. Apply slight pressure and raise your eyebrows while resisting the pressure from your fingers. Hold for a few seconds and repeat multiple times. This helps strengthen the muscles around the eyebrows, promoting more balanced and symmetrical facial expressions.
  • Cheek lifts – Smile wide while keeping your lips closed. Place your index fingers on the corners of your mouth and gently lift the cheeks towards your eyes. Hold for a few seconds and release. Repeat several times. Cheek lifts help improve facial symmetry by targeting and toning the area.
  • Jawline exercises – Place your index and middle fingers on your chin. Apply slight pressure and try opening your mouth while resisting the pressure from your fingers. Hold for a few seconds and repeat multiple times. This exercise targets and tones the muscles around the jawline, enhancing its symmetry.

Remember, consistency is key when practicing exercises for facial asymmetry. Perform these techniques regularly as part of your skincare routine to maximize their benefits.

Non-Surgical Treatments for Facial Asymmetry

Looking for long-lasting and immediate results with no downtime? Here are some of Dr. Cat’s go-to non-surgical methods for facial symmetry:

Botox or Dysport

Botulinum toxin injections, commonly known as Botox or Dysport, can help relax specific facial muscles. By targeting overactive muscles on one side of the face, this treatment can help balance facial expressions and improve symmetry.

Dermal Fillers

Dermal fillers are also injectable substances (mainly hyaluronic acid) that can add volume to specific areas of the face and body. By strategically placing fillers, Dr. Cat corrects facial asymmetry and balances uneven features.


Dr. Cat’s proprietary, non-invasive procedure, ThermiSmooth, uses radiofrequency technology to target areas of sagging or asymmetry on a cellular level. This treatment promotes collagen production, tightens the skin, and improves facial symmetry for a more balanced and youthful appearance.

Quick, minimally invasive, and instantaneous results—what’s not to love?

The Downside to Non-Surgical Methods for Facial Symmetry

Unfortunately, there is a catch to non-surgical facial asymmetry treatments…

Results are usually temporary, lasting only a few months to about a year before you need to repeat the procedure.

The better news? Together with Dr. Cat, you’ll create a personalized maintenance plan to ensure long-lasting, consistent results so you always look and feel your best.

Prefer permanent results from one-and-done treatment? Let’s discuss long-term solutions for facial asymmetry.

Surgical Face Symmetry Techniques

When non-surgical methods fall short, surgical facial symmetry procedures become transformative alternatives for addressing asymmetry and facial imbalances.

In this section, we explore how to get a symmetrical face and achieve your aesthetic goals with the help of surgical treatments.

Let’s jump right in.

Fat Grafting

Fat grafting is a procedure that involves harvesting fat from one area of the body and transferring it to the face to restore volume and correct facial asymmetry, creating a more balanced and younger-looking appearance.


A facelift is a comprehensive surgical procedure that addresses signs of aging, including facial sagging and wrinkles. By tightening underlying muscles and repositioning facial tissues, a facelift can restore facial balance and rejuvenate your overall look.

Brow Lift

Similar to a facelift, a brow lift targets sagging or drooping eyebrows that contribute to an imbalanced or asymmetrical face. By lifting and repositioning the brows, Dr. Cat can restore symmetry and create a more refreshed and youthful look.

Facial Implants

Facial implants, such as cheek or chin implants, can help enhance facial structure and improve facial asymmetry. These implants are surgically placed to add volume and definition, bringing harmony to your facial features.


Eyelid Lift

Also known as blepharoplasty, this procedure addresses droopy or puffy eyelids that can disrupt facial symmetry. Blepharoplasty creates a more awake and balanced appearance by removing excess skin or fat and tightening the underlying muscles.

Dr. Cat tailors every facial asymmetry procedure to meet each patient’s unique needs and goals, achieving lasting and transformative results for facial balance.

The Downside to Surgical Facial Asymmetry Treatments

Although surgical approaches to restoring facial symmetry offer the potential for permanent and life-changing results, there are some drawbacks to consider:

  • Higher costs – Surgical treatments are usually more expensive compared to non-surgical options. Factors such as procedure complexity, the surgeon’s expertise, and the use of specialized techniques or materials can contribute to the higher price point.
  • More risk – Surgical procedures inherently carry a higher level of risk compared to non-surgical treatments. You have to consider potential surgical complications, infection, scarring, bleeding, and the possibility of unsatisfactory results.
  • Longer recovery – Surgical treatments typically involve a longer recovery than non-surgical options. After the procedure, you may experience swelling, bruising, discomfort, and restricted activities for some time. It’s crucial to follow post-op instructions to optimize healing and achieve the best outcome.
  • Eligibility – Not everyone is eligible for surgical treatments. Factors like overall health, medical conditions, and individual anatomical considerations can impact your candidacy for surgery.

Consulting with a skilled and trusted surgeon with an unparalleled reputation like Dr. Cat will help you navigate the decision-making process. Your surgeon will help you determine the best course of action to tackle facial asymmetry and achieve your desired results.

Find Your Balance with Dr. Cat Plastic Surgery

Many of us know the struggle of looking in the mirror and noticing those subtle quirks that quickly become a source of self-doubt. Something has to give. 

Whether through surgical or non-surgical methods, addressing facial asymmetry opens up a world of possibilities for renewed confidence as you bid farewell to those nagging insecurities.

Not sure which approach to facial asymmetry correction is right for you? Take the first step and book a consultation with Dr. Cat, your guide to finding the perfect path toward facial balance and self-love.