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Does the Perfect Selfie Exist? 4 Ways to Achieve Facial Symmetry!6 min read

Does the Perfect Selfie Exist? 4 Ways to Achieve Facial Symmetry!
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We live in a selfie-centric world. Everywhere you look, from social media feeds to billboards, perfectly symmetrical faces gaze back at you. 

But, is there such a thing as the “perfect selfie?” The truth lies in the intricate balance of facial symmetry.

A Historical Perspective of Beauty

For centuries, symmetry has been revered as the pinnacle of physical beauty. Ancient civilizations, from the Egyptians to the Greeks, believed that a symmetrical face equated to ideal beauty. This sentiment hasn’t waned with time; instead, it’s been amplified with the rise of social media, where facial symmetry often translates into more likes and follows.

The Science Behind Symmetry

Symmetry isn’t just a superficial standard of beauty; it’s deeply rooted in our biology. 

According to evolutionary biologists, symmetrical features indicate good health and strong genetics. Humans are inherently drawn to balance, and a symmetrical face satisfies this innate preference.

Tips on Achieving Facial Symmetry

Achieving facial symmetry, especially when aiming for that immaculate selfie, doesn’t necessarily involve complex procedures or technological interventions. 

Sometimes, awareness and simple trade tricks go a long way. Here are some tried-and-tested tips to help you present your best ‘face’ forward:

Find the Best Angle

The camera only sometimes captures what the mirror reflects. A slight tilt of the head or a subtle change in positioning can drastically change the appearance of symmetry. 

Spend time in front of the mirror and experiment with various head angles. The off-center or slightly turned angles often present a more symmetrical face than a straight-on shot.

Optimal Lighting is Crucial

Proper lighting makes the difference between a regular and a stunning photo. 

Natural light, especially the soft glow during the golden hour, evens out shadows and highlights the contours of your face. Avoid overhead lights, which create unflattering shadows. When indoors, opt for diffused lighting that brightens your face without being too harsh.

Understand Facial Proportions

Awareness of the rule of thirds, a principle widely used in photography and art, can help enhance facial symmetry. 

Your face can be divided into three parts: the forehead, mid-face, and lower face. Ensuring the balance between these three parts will create an illusion of symmetry. A simple trick like raising your eyebrows or adjusting your hair will balance out disproportionate facial areas!

Makeup Magic

Well-applied makeup accentuates the right features while subtly downplaying any imperfections. 

Contouring is a make-up technique that enhances the bone structure while providing the desired symmetrical look. Similarly, filling eyebrows or adjusting lip makeup brings a balanced look.

Integrating these simple techniques into your selfie routine makes you more likely to capture a shot that showcases your face in harmonious balance. Remember, while the pursuit of symmetry is aesthetically pleasing, individual quirks and characteristics make each look unique and captivating in its own right.

Elevating Symmetry With Dr. Chang's Expertise

While natural tips and tricks can provide noticeable enhancements, achieving proper facial balance and rejuvenation sometimes requires a more specialized approach. Enter Dr. Chang, a pioneer in cosmetic treatments, who offers tailor-made solutions for those seeking that extra touch of symmetry and beauty!

Aesthetica’s suite of services ensures a comprehensive approach to achieving your desired look:

Juvederm Ultra

Going beyond traditional beauty standards, Juvederm Ultra takes a strategic approach to beauty. Its magic lies in revitalizing the lips, offering them a plump yet natural finish. But its prowess doesn’t stop there. Facial creases that often remind us of the relentless march of time are softened, and wrinkles vanish, paving the way for a face that emanates youthful vigor and symmetrical allure!

Juvederm Voluma

With its persistent tug, age often leaves the cheeks sagging, robbing the face of its natural contour and balance. 

Juvederm Voluma restores the lost volume to the cheek area. The outcome? A gentle, subtle lift that brings back the youthful fullness and ensures the mid-face region no longer feels the weight of age.

Sculptra

Sculptra is more than just a filler. Instead of just filling in gaps, it embarks on a unique journey, stimulating the body’s collagen production mechanism. The result is a gradual yet lasting transformation that ensures the face looks fuller, more vibrant, and symmetrical over time, staying true to one’s inherent beauty!

DAXXIFY

This FDA-approved treatment enhances overall facial balance by addressing moderate to severe frown lines between the brows. Those pronounced lines, if left unchecked, can disrupt the harmony of the face. By effectively reducing them, DAXXIFY aids in creating a more symmetrical and balanced facial appearance.

Discover Your Symmetrical Best With Dr. Chang

Seeking professional assistance for facial symmetry goes beyond mere aesthetics. It’s about ensuring that every angle of your face gets the attention and care it deserves, allowing your true beauty to shine through. Don’t just chase the perfect selfie; live it daily by unveiling the most symmetrical, confident version of yourself!

Meet us at 19500 Sandridge Way, Suite 350, Leesburg, VA 20176, or call us at (703) 574-4342 for a complimentary consultation with Board-Certified Plastic Surgeon Dr. Phillip Chang before moving forward with your procedure. If everything matches up, our team will help you navigate the entire process from beginning to end. Also, remember to check out our blog and social media for more information on cosmetic surgery trends!

References

  1. Little, Anthony C, et al. “Facial Attractiveness: Evolutionary Based Research.” Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences, 12 June 2011, www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3130383/. Accessed 15 Aug. 2023.
  2. Tunney, John. “Rule of Thirds in Photography: A Complete Guide.” PetaPixel, 22 June 2022, petapixel.com/rule-of-thirds/. Accessed 15 Aug. 2023.

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