How Does Facelift Surgery Address Asymmetry in the Face?

By: Dr. Sean Kelishadi, M.D. FACS


Facial asymmetry can be a source of self-consciousness for many people. It occurs when one side of the face does not match the other in terms of shape, size, or positioning of features. While some degree of asymmetry is normal, significant differences can impact one's appearance and confidence. Facelift surgery, offered by board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Sean Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA, is a powerful solution for addressing facial asymmetry. Let's examine how facelift surgery can correct these imbalances and improve facial harmony.

What causes facial asymmetry?

Several factors could be contributing to facial asymmetry, affecting the overall balance and harmony of your face. Understanding these causes is crucial for determining the most effective treatment approach possible. Facelift surgery specifically targets these underlying issues to restore balance and harmony to your appearance. Common causes of facial asymmetry include:

  • Genetics: Inherited traits affecting bone structure and features
  • Environmental factors: Injuries or trauma causing changes
  • Aging: Uneven loss of skin elasticity, muscle tone, and fat distribution

Facelift surgery addresses these issues, helping you achieve a more symmetrical and aesthetically pleasing appearance.

How does a facelift correct facial asymmetry?

Facelift surgery in Newport Beach can correct facial asymmetry by addressing the underlying structures of your face. During the procedure, Dr. Kelishadi meticulously repositions the skin, muscles, and fat to create a more balanced appearance. This surgical intervention can correct discrepancies in your cheeks, jawline, and neck, where asymmetry is most noticeable. The procedure involves several steps:

  • Lifting and tightening the skin to remove sagging
  • Repositioning facial muscles to enhance symmetry
  • Redistributing or removing fat to balance facial contours

By focusing on these key areas, facelift surgery effectively addresses asymmetry, resulting in a more harmonious and youthful facial appearance.

What are the benefits of facelift surgery for asymmetry?

Facelift surgery offers numerous benefits if you have facial asymmetry. It addresses various aspects of your facial appearance, helping you feel more confident and satisfied with your looks. Additionally, facelift surgery can provide a rejuvenating effect, enhancing your overall appearance. Benefits of facelift surgery include:

  • Enhanced facial symmetry and balance
  • Improved self-confidence and satisfaction
  • Comprehensive facial rejuvenation

These benefits make facelift surgery an attractive option if you're looking to correct facial asymmetry and achieve a more youthful appearance.

Is facial asymmetry surgery right for me?

Deciding to undergo facelift surgery to correct facial asymmetry is a significant decision. It is essential to consult with an experienced and skilled plastic surgeon, like Dr. Kelishadi at SSK Plastic Surgery, to determine if this procedure is right for you. During the consultation, Dr. Kelishadi will assess your facial structure, discuss your aesthetic goals, and create a personalized treatment plan tailored to your needs.

Correct asymmetry with a facelift

If you are struggling with facial asymmetry and considering surgical options, Dr. Kelishadi and his team at SSK Plastic Surgery in Newport Beach, CA are here to help. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step toward a more balanced and confident you. Our skilled care and personalized approach ensure your unique aesthetic goals are met with precision and compassion.

* All information subject to change. Images may contain models. Individual results are not guaranteed and may vary.