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.