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What are my options for correcting lip asymmetry resulting from a perinatal stroke?

Cosmetic Treatments QuestionsCategory: Lip AugmentationWhat are my options for correcting lip asymmetry resulting from a perinatal stroke?
A patient asked 5 years ago
I am 20 yrs old, looking to correct some facial asymmetry I believe to be the result of a stroke I had around birth. The asymmetry is confined to the lower portion of my face, most apparent around my lips. The left side of my mouth appears pulled down; whereas, my right side naturally curves upward. The asymmetry is most evident when I have a neutral expression. I am less bothered by it when smiling. Additionally, I would like to know if the drooping will get worse with age.
1 Answers
Dr. Elham Jafari Staff answered 5 years ago

Correcting Lip Asymmetry

Hi and thank you for your question! While some levels of asymmetry is normal and present in all faces, if it reaches a level that bothers you, you can have it treated with injection of fillers and Botox. In your specific case if the asymmetry was resulted from stroke, Botox might be preferred as it can be used to counter balance the muscles that are causing the asymmetry. This procedure requires great experience and knowledge of the anatomy of the face and placement and function of muscles, so please consult with a highly experienced physician. I hope it helps and good luck!


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