Lip asymmetry: a local correction only?
Keywords:Facial asymmetry; Hyaluronic acid; Dermal fillers.
Introduction: Harmony in facial aesthetics proved to be one of the main physical aspects for a better relationship between individuals. On the other hand, asymmetry can cause individuals to present psychological and aesthetic consequences during life. Factors linked to maturation and cell death causes the decay of facial tissues, affecting the middle and lower thirds of the face. Through a thorough clinical evaluation, the treatment of facial disharmonies is ensured with the use of injectable fillers in order to harmonize the patient's profile. Objective: To report the clinical case of a female patient, Caucasian, 38 years old, with lip asymmetry and to describe the procedures that were performed with the use of facial fillers in the middle third of the face to correct lip decay. Case report: A 38-year-old female patient arrived at the private office with a complaint of lip asymmetry on the left side. After a detailed clinical evaluation and obtaining images for facial analysis, an asymmetry was observed on the left side. To start the treatment, injectable calcium hydroxyapatite biostimulators (Radiesse) and lip fillers were proposed in equal points and proportions on both sides. The patient was warned that in the first moment the lip asymmetry would be maintained, because to complement the treatment, structuring points were defined in the middle third with greater concentration on the left side of the face. At the end of the proposed treatment in the middle third region, a correction of the lip asymmetry was noted.
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