Facial symmetry refers to when the features on one side of the face completely mirror those on the other, down to the exact shapes, sizes, tone, and texture. While nobody’s face is perfectly symmetrical, slight discrepancies aren’t usually noticeable to the naked eye. 

Unfortunately, sometimes they are, which can affect a patient’s self-esteem and confidence. However, many of these anatomical concerns can be fixed using advanced plastic surgery techniques and/or non-surgical aesthetic therapies.

Symmetry Surgery With Dr. Brock

When it comes to a highly visible area like the face, it’s imperative to put your trust in someone with extensive medical training and decades of experience to ensure you receive the safest treatment and best results possible. In Arkansas, that person is board-certified ophthalmologist and facial cosmetic surgeon Dr. Wade Brock.

With facial symmetry plastic surgery, Little Rock patients and patients traveling to central Arkansas can correct issues pertaining to facial aesthetic inconsistencies after meeting with Dr. Brock. During your consultation, he will examine your symptoms and medical history and listen to your concerns. From there, Dr. Brock will develop a customized treatment plan to improve your aesthetic balance. 

Causes of Facial Asymmetry

Unevenness in facial appearance can happen gradually or quickly. Please seek immediate medical attention if one side of your face has suddenly started to sink, you’ve begun to feel numbness there, or you’re having trouble moving it. This could be a sign of something more serious, possibly a stroke.

But if it’s simply a matter of looks, one reason could be genetics. Alternatively, long-term skin sagging on one side can result from uneven sun exposure, smoking, or dental work. Trauma, such as a burn, could also affect just the left or right side of the face.

How Aesthetic Balance Can Be Achieved Through Plastic Surgery

Dr. Brock specializes in ophthalmic plastic reconstructive and cosmetic surgery, enabling him to treat instances of asymmetry caused by multiple underlying conditions. On the reconstructive front, he regularly performs procedures like entropion repair (alleviating when an eyelid turns inward against the eye) and ptosis repair (correcting a droopy eyelid that is obstructing the patient’s vision).

Cosmetically, the following surgical techniques can be carefully customized to address just one side of the face:

  • Facelift 
  • Mini facelift
  • Neck lift
  • Brow lift (or forehead lift)
  • Upper or lower eyelid lift
  • Facial implants or fat grafting (transfer)
  • Liposuction

Not every patient needs plastic surgery to achieve facial symmetry. For more subtle, flexible contouring, we also offer non-surgical modalities such as dermal fillers and Botox. These do need to be repeated every so often, but give patients the choice to use more or less next time.

Contact Us to Learn More

If you’re tired of that one droopy eyebrow or an asymmetrical jawline, Dr. Wade Brock may be able to help. Learn more about what getting facial symmetry plastic surgery in Little Rock will involve by contacting Arkansas Oculoplastic Surgery and setting up your initial consultation with Dr. Brock.