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Has your jaw become wider or does your lower face seem asymmetrical? This may be caused by enlarged masseter muscles on the side of your jaw. Masseter reduction is used to minimize the size of these jaw muscles to slim or feminize the lower face. Joshua D. Rosenberg, MD, offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments for masseter reduction at his offices in NYC and Upper East Side for his patients with overly wide or square jawlines.

The masseter muscle runs from the outside of the cheekbone down to the jaw and is the major muscle used for opening and closing the jaw. Those who suffer from bruxism, jaw clenching or chew gum excessively can create overly-developed masseter muscles. It can widen the jawline, creating a square shape. This can be undesirable in women who want to look more feminine. Through masseter reduction, the jaw can become slimmer and softer, feminizing the face.

Surgical Masseter Reduction

Dr. Rosenberg is an experienced facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can perform surgical masseter reduction. This involves an incision inside the mouth to access the masseter muscle and jaw bone. The muscle and bone are trimmed to create a slimmer jawline and reshape the lower face to the desired contours.

Non-Surgical Masseter Reduction

Another option for those who do not want surgery or want to also treat their bruxism is Botox or Dysport injections. The injections relax the muscle and help reduce clenching or teeth grinding. Usually, several series of injections are given until the desired shape is accomplished as the muscle reduces in size. In some cases, no more injections are needed to maintain the effects once the masseter muscle is reduced.

If you want to feminize your jawline through masseter reduction, contact the office of Dr. Rosenberg to schedule a consultation. Dr. Rosenberg can discuss both options and help you determine which procedure is right for you.

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Our Patient Reviews

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.

4.9 / 5.0

Based on 11 reviews

Tonio Jennifer

Knowledgeable Doctor, great staff...somehow Dr Rosenberg makes you feel that no matter the odds he will come thru for you and with me he did so many times

Karmita Avila

I haven't the opportunity to meet the doctor yet, I have an appointment. I was referred by an ENT doctor in NJ, Dr. Douglas Leventhal, nice, young, excellent bed manners. Unfortunately he does not reconstruction nasal perforation, but he was very interested in helping me, and he referred me to a colleague in NY, and asked me wait a call from them, otherwise to call him back if they didn't contact me. Thanks GOD, they are very efficient and received, today two calls , I finally got to talk to Evelyn, very kind, and patient, gave me the appointment, I hope that my present health problem due to bad medical practice years ago, Dr. Rossenberg, can reconstruct my septum. I thank you from deep of my heart.

Nada Alkhawam

I want to thank DR. Rosenberg for his time and he’s amazing staff,he did a wonderful job operating on my face moving the cyst last Tuesday , I couldn’t believe my self the way he operates berly any brosis, he’s amazing surgeon , and he’s staff especially Ann& daina they are on top everything sweetheart they answered all my questions, with friendly since humor, I’m so lucky to have him As surgeon

Theresa Norris

Excellent surgeon supported by caring medical team members. Highly recommend.

Jan Wong

Dr. Rosenberg and his staff are thoughtful, caring and made me feel at ease during my procedure and at my follow up visits. Highly competent and friendly staff. Definitely recommend.

Sue Bee

An excellent Doctor who is kind and compassionate. He genuinely cares about his patients and their well-being.

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Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
234 East 85th Street, 4th Floor
New York NY 10028

(212) 241-9410

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Joshua D. Rosenberg, M.D.
2052 Richmond Road
Staten Island NY 10306

(718) 420-1279

Opening hours:
Monday & Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM