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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
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
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
Puberty: Yes it does, maybe even a little earlier in the 10-15 range. ...Read more