CAUSES OF FACIAL ASYMMETRY
For the majority of patients, facial asymmetry is genetically caused. In other cases, it happens due to an incident (car accident, head injury, etc.).
Two major elements influence facial asymmetry:
- Bone structure: it can be the product of genetics, the cause of an accident, or it can be naturally asymmetrical.
- Muscular tissue: facial asymmetry can happen after several incidents, notably a cerebrovascular accident, which may negatively alter facial structure.
It is important to note that asymmetry can aggravate with age. Indeed, as the skin starts to lose its elasticity with age, the person may suffer from soft tissue atrophy.
Some people have minor imperfections, but as they go into adulthood, they become more visible; therefore rendering the face somewhat unaesthetic.