One ear may begin at a higher point than your other ear, or one side of your nose might have a sharper point than the other side. Almost everyone has some degree of asymmetry on their face. But some cases of asymmetry are more noticeable than others. Injury, aging, smoking, and other factors can contribute to asymmetry. Keep reading to find out more about the causes of an asymmetrical face, along with tests and treatments.
Our Face Bones Change Shape as We Age | Live Science
Getting rid of facial wrinkles may not be enough to obscure the signs of aging. For a truly youthful look, you'd have to reshape the bones in your face, a study says. Plastic surgeons may be experts at dealing with age-related changes to the skin and soft tissues, but to make people look younger, they must better understand how alterations to our underlying facial bones contribute to our aged appearance , the researchers wrote in the January issue of the journal Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. As we grow older, our facial bones including our eye sockets, nose and upper jaw continue to change. For example, our eye sockets enlarge, and the angle of the bones beneath our eyebrows decreases which could contribute to the formation of frown lines on our foreheads, "crow's feet" at the corners of our eyes and droopy lower eyelids, the researchers say. The researchers analyzed computed tomography scans of the facial bones of young people age 20 to 40 , middle-age people 41 to 64 , and older people 65 and up. All the CT scans had been medically necessary for other reasons not for planning plastic surgery, the researchers said.
Clinical research: Facial features can help diagnose autism
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Physical flags: Children with autism are more likely to have unusual facial features, such as prominent foreheads, than are controls. The presence of any of three abnormal physical features — an asymmetrical face, tufts of hair growing in the wrong direction or a prominent forehead — can help diagnose autism, according to a study published 6 June in the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders 1. Individuals with autism often have a number of unusual physical characteristics, called dysmorphologies , such as wide-set eyes or broad foreheads.