The masseter muscle on the jaw can become quite developed, changing the profile of the face and potentially making it wider than the patient prefers. If you are dissatisfied with the shape of your jawline, non-surgical jaw reduction from our top plastic surgeon can help improve the appearance of this area. Commonly favored by women who want a slimmer, more feminine lower face, men can also benefit if they feel their jawline is too wide or out of proportion with the rest of their features. Talk to us about your concerns, and we can help you determine if non-surgical jaw reduction is right for you.
What Is Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction?
Using a combination of cosmetic injectables, jaw reduction surgery can reduce the size of the jawline for a more aesthetically appealing look. The masseter muscle, a large facial muscle that is used in chewing, can become overly developed, causing the jaw to bulge out. Using BOTOX® Cosmetic and/or Dysport®, Dr. Neal Goldberg can reduce the movement of this muscle, leading to a slimmer, more refined contour on the lower face.
Pros and Cons of Jaw Reduction Treatment
Non-surgical jaw reduction offers a number of advantages to the ideal candidate, including a softer jawline that better suits the proportions of the face. Other benefits jaw reduction offers are:
- Minimally invasive treatment; no surgery required
- Little to no downtime and recovery
- Results visible in about one week
- Effects can last up to four or five months, and occasional maintenance sessions can extend the duration
- Natural-looking results
If you have been considering jaw surgery, you may wish to see if non-surgical jaw reduction may be right for you first. If your jaw muscles are causing the aesthetic concern, this minimally invasive technique may be able to help you achieve your goals without the need for surgery. If your dissatisfaction is related to the bone structure of the chin and jaw, rather than overactive muscles, Dr. Goldberg can suggest a more effective technique to obtain the desired outcome.
Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction Procedure
When you arrive for your initial consultation, Dr. Goldberg will discuss your concerns, evaluate your anatomic characteristics, and develop a customized treatment plan. Either BOTOX® Cosmetic or Dysport® will be delivered into a series of targeted areas on the jaw and lower face. Most patients experience minimal discomfort, and we will make every effort to provide a comfortable experience for you. Once complete, you can return home and to your normal schedule.
Recovery Following Jaw Reduction Treatment
One of the many benefits of non-surgical jaw reduction is the relatively quick and easy recovery. Once the procedure is complete, you can return to your daily routine. Some minor bruising, swelling, and redness at the injection sites is normal, and these symptoms should fade within a few days. BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® both reduce excess movement of muscles, helping to slim the jawline. These injectables typically take three days to a week to show results, and most individuals can expect the treatment to last between three and five months. You may wish to receive occasional follow-up treatments to maintain the outcome.
BOTOX® Cosmetic and Dysport® are FDA-approved for patients age 18 and older.
How Much Does Non-Surgical Jaw Reduction Cost?
The price of jaw reduction will vary from person to person based on their unique treatment plan. We customize every aesthetic program to optimize your outcome; therefore, the cost of your procedure may be different from that of another patient. We want you to feel confident in your cosmetic plan, and we will provide a detailed explanation of fees at your initial consultation to help you make the best decision for you. Additionally, if you’re interested in plastic surgery financing options, we work with reputable lenders that offer qualified applicants appealing terms. We are happy to provide more information during your visit, if desired.
Ready to refine your jawline? Contact our practice today to schedule a consultation with Dr. Goldberg and find out if non-surgical jaw reduction can help you.