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If you clench and grind your teeth frequently, it can cause the masseter muscles in your jaw to become enlarged. For women, this can make your face look more masculine and affect your self-esteem and confidence. Masseter reduction is a med spa treatment that slims the jawline to provide a more feminine contour.

How a Masseter Reduction Works

The procedure for a masseter reduction takes less than an hour using Botox® injections. The Botox injection is a neurotoxin that works by blocking nerve signals to prevent muscles from contracting and growing in size. The masseter muscles start shrinking over the next few days, with full results noticeable in two weeks.

You may resume normal activities immediately after your procedure. There may be some bruising that can resolve itself in a few days. Repeat treatments could be necessary every six months to maintain results.

Ideal Candidates for Masseter Reduction

Ideal candidates for masseter reduction have either an enlarged jaw or facial fat on the lower face. You will need to have a consultation with a board certified surgeon to determine if you are an ideal candidate. The consultation involves education about the procedure and a medical examination. You will be able to ask questions and review before and after pictures from previous clients to help you decide if this procedure is right for you. Pregnancy and medical conditions that affect the immune system may disqualify you from receiving this treatment.

Is Masseter Reduction Right for You?

If you desire to slim your jawline, you may strongly want to consider a masseter reduction. A consultation appointment with NYC board certified plastic surgeon Dr. Jeremy Nikfarjam may be beneficial. During your appointment, you can learn about the benefits and risks of this cosmetic procedure. If you are an ideal candidate, Dr. Nikfarjam can recommend the best treatment plan and get you started toward a slimmer jawline. Make a consultation appointment for masseter reduction today.

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