An overly wide, square or rectangular face can be due to a hypertrophic masseter muscle, and is often seen among Asians.
A study (Classification of Masseter Hypertrophy for Tailored Botulinum Toxin Type A Treatment) published in the Journal of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery) has allowed us to classify masseter hypertrophy for treatment by type A botox injections. The study defines five degrees of (minimal, mono, double, triple and excessive) and three degrees of thickness (<10 mm, 10 -14 mm, > 14 mm).
Why do we get an overly wide lower face?
Excessive width of the lower face can be caused by three factors:
– The bone structure.
– The presence of fat.
– A large masseter muscle.
Reducing masseter volume and streamlining the face using botox. How can we get a v-shaped face?
Botulinum toxin injections reduce the strength, and volume of the masseter muscle.
Botox injections are recommended if:
– The masseter muscle is responsible for the width of the face.
– The patient wants to streamline his or her face.
Side effectsn risks, results and follow-up for botox injections to reduce masseter volume
There are no side effects.
The practitioner must have mastered the technique. A faulty technique can lead to a falling upper lip, and edge of lip, which leads to dribbling, and an inability to keep food and liquid in the mouth, as well as a faulty smile.
Results are gradual and will appear in the week following the injection, the lower face will appear slimmer, giving a v shape to the face.
Aesthetic treatment for a slim face: before and after photos
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