The masseter muscles are the large muscles that operate the jaw, extending across the bottom sides of the face. When the masseter muscles are enhanced or larger, it creates a wider face and square jawline. This is common in men, but women and those wanting a more feminine or tapered jawline, may want to reduce the size of their masseter muscles and jaw width. At Precision Medical Specialists, we offer masseter reduction with jaw plastic surgery and non-surgical cosmetic treatments at our facility in Wellington, FL.
Surgical masseter reduction involves trimming or shaving the masseter muscles in the jaw to reduce their size. This is usually requested by women who are unhappy with the width of the jaw or face due to enlarged masseter muscles, or transgender women who want a face that is less masculine and more feminine or heart-shaped.
The masseter reduction surgery is performed under general anesthesia through an incision inside the mouth to access the jaw muscles in the cheek. The masseter muscles on each side are trimmed to create a slimmer jaw and face. In some cases, the jawbone may also be trimmed to create the desired facial shape. Dr. Rueda uses the most advanced techniques to carefully reshape the jaw while retaining the necessary function for proper jaw movement and performance.
Botox for Face and Jaw Slimming
A less invasive option for masseter reduction is Botox® injections. Botox works by blocking nerve signals to the targeted muscles, reducing muscle contractions. When used for non-surgical masseter reduction, Botox relaxes the jaw muscles and allows them to shrink in size. In many cases, the masseter muscles remain smaller even after the effects of Botox wear off in a few months. The procedure can be completed in about 15-20 minutes, and there is no downtime needed after your Botox injections.
If you want a slimmer jaw or more feminine face shape, masseter reduction procedures may be an option. To learn more about masseter reduction surgery or Botox treatment for facial slimming, contact us at Precision Medical Specialists to schedule a consultation with Dr. Steven Rueda at our facility in Wellington.