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As we age, many individuals notice changes in their facial structure, including the appearance of a wider face. This widening effect is often associated with the growth of the masseter muscles, the largest muscles in the jaw responsible for the opening and closing of the mouth. When these muscles become enlarged due to factors such as clenching or grinding the jaw, the face and jawline may take on a square or masculine appearance. At Vantage Plastic Surgery in NYC, Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg offers innovative face slimming surgery and masseter reduction treatments to help patients achieve a more desirable facial contour.

Understanding Masseter Muscles and Facial Widening

The masseter muscles play a crucial role in jaw movement, connecting the lower jaw to the skull and running along the outer jawline. Over time, some individuals may experience an increase in masseter muscle size, leading to a squarer jaw and a broader or rounder face. While this facial shape may be considered masculine, it may not align with everyone’s aesthetic preferences. Many individuals, especially those seeking a more heart-shaped or oval face , find a square or wide jaw undesirable. Masseter reduction treatments or face slimming surgery can effectively address this concern, providing patients with the opportunity to achieve a slimmer face and jawline.


Non-Surgical Masseter Reduction with Botox®

For patients requiring only a modest reduction in masseter muscle size, non-surgical options may be preferable. Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg utilizes Botox® injections to relax the masseter muscles, leading to a gradual reduction in size over the following months. Botox® injections can offer a semi-permanent solution, with results lasting until the muscle size increases again, typically after the effects of Botox® wear off. This non-invasive approach is ideal for those seeking a subtle improvement without the need for surgical intervention.

Surgical Masseter Reduction for Significant Changes

In cases where the masseter muscles are significantly oversized or when more substantial reduction is desired, surgical masseter reduction, also known as face slimming surgery, may be recommended. Dr. Shteynberg performs this procedure by accessing the jaw and masseter muscle through the inside of the cheek. Depending on the extent of reduction required, surgical techniques may include resizing the masseter muscle or slimming the jawbone through jaw shaving, or a combination of both.

Surgical masseter reduction or face slimming surgery can effectively reshape the face, creating a narrower jaw and lower face. This transformative procedure is sought after by individuals looking to achieve a more feminine appearance and enhance their facial aesthetics.

Consultation with Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg

If you are interested in learning more about face slimming procedures, including non-surgical masseter reduction or surgical face slimming surgery, contact us at Vantage Plastic Surgery. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Aleksandr Shteynberg at our conveniently located clinic in Manhattan or Brooklyn. During your consultation, Dr. Shteynberg will assess your unique concerns and goals, recommending the most suitable approach to achieve the slimmer, more feminine facial appearance you desire. Trust Vantage Plastic Surgery for expert guidance and exceptional results in masseter reduction and face slimming surgery.


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