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Doll Like Facial Appearance
No: Having TMJ should not affect your face, unless you are in a lot of pain and you have a pained expression on your face. Tmj has to do with the muscles that move your jaw spasming or cramping causing pain. This should not affect how your muscles look, as the spasm is deep in the muscle. So, i would say you shouldn't notice any facial changes due to tmj. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range. ...Read more
Genetics: The vast majority of ds patients will have enough similarities in physical appearance to be recognized by knowledgeable people.This is caused by the effect of the extra chromosome material on every cell of the body during the formation of all facial and body structures. ...Read more
My facial appearance has changed so much from 15 yrs to 16 yrs and I dont know why, i know faces change in puberty but i just dont look like myself?
:): This is your new mature face, Believe me when I tell you, who you are comes from within. And don't forget this is advice from a person who has not seen the old "you" or the new "you"! ...Read more
Will a missing molar tooth affect the facial appearance(on the exterior), skin flexibility,jaw volum loss,..as time goes by? I can't afford an implant
Missing tooth: Molars are key teeth in your mouth. They serve to bring food and that's where most of the chewing occurs. Losing a tooth in one jaw causes the tooth in the opposing jaw to over erupt and the neighboring teeth to drift. A replacement in the form of a "bridge" or an implant crown may be indicated to prevent any undesirable consequences. Consult with your dentist to determine the right treatment. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Can one reverse the muscular changes and facial appearance changes from teeth grinding? My jaw has widened and hardened.Can the masseter muscle atophy
Which one?: There are a number of potential causes for facial asymmetry when crying. Facial paralysis can be congenital (either traumatic or developmental) or can occur at any age due to injury, infection, tumor, etc. There are quite a few congenital syndromes that can be associated with this. ...Read more
My son was born with asymmetric crying facies (some doctors called it cullp) – he is 3 years old now and it is still visible. Can anything be done?
Probably not: There are various expressions of this condition: simple missing muscle in that part of face to a complex abnormality of chromosome 22 with far reaching problems, including heart, blood, eye and brain defects. If all your child has is an asymmetric cry, count yourself blessed. Be sure there has been a thorough workup looking for above. ...Read more
Absolutely Braces!: Short answer: yes, braces will improve the appearance of your lips, lip competence and a pleasing smile. By resolving crowding, rotations, improving tooth angulation and lip support, your facial appearance will improve. Braces will not change your bony structure though. The change in bony structure (ie: mandibular, chin, upper jaw, cheek bones) can only be changed with surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What does it mean when a man has excessive plastic surgery on his face cause he's never satisfied with his appearance?
Expectations: Unrealistic expectations.Get a more detailed answer ›
Age 26, male. Problem - sudden appearance of lots of black moles (black coloured flat dots) on face and body. Also my neck skin is darkened. Pls help?
Dermatologist: See a dermatologist to make sure these are benight lesions. The doc can recommend diagnostic and therapeutic options. ...Read more
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