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The masseter muscles are the large jaw muscles that close the jaw and help form the shape of the face. When the masseter muscles are thick, they can create a wider, square jaw and face. This can make the face appear more masculine or heavy. Reducing the size of the masseter muscles can slim the face for a more feminine appearance. At LM Medical NYC in Manhattan, we offer cosmetic dermatology treatments for masseter reduction that reshape the face.

When you chew or clench your jaw, you are using your masseter muscles. These muscles connect the lower jaw to the skull along the outside of the jaw and face. When these muscles become pronounced, it can create a wider jaw and face. While appropriate on a masculine face, it may not be desirable for those preferring a feminine or heart-shaped face. To change the shape of the face, surgical or non-surgical masseter reduction procedures are used.

Surgical or Non-Surgical Masseter Reduction

Botox® injections may be used to perform masseter reduction without surgery. Botox is a neuromodulator that slows or stops muscle contractions. Botox injections can be targeted to reduce masseter muscle contractions. Over several weeks, the masseter muscle can shrink in size, slimming and reshaping the lower face and jaw. In many cases, only one treatment is needed to obtain the desired result.

Masseter reduction surgery is more invasive but can have a more dramatic change to the lower face and jaw shape. For those with a wider jaw and pronounced masseter muscles, surgery can remove part of the masseter muscle and jawbone to slim and reshape the jaw for a more feminine or heart-shaped appearance.

If you desire a slimmer lower face or jaw, masseter reduction may be right for you. To learn more about masseter reduction procedures, contact us at LM Medical NYC. We can schedule a consultation with either our renowned dermatologist for non-surgical masseter reduction or our expert facial plastic surgeon for surgical jaw reshaping.

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Taylor L.

Dr. Lesley Rabach is incredible at what she does, she recommends small adjustments that look so natural but also give a noticeable result. Beyond that, she's absolutely lovely to be around and the entire energy of her office is so pleasant! I'll be turning to her for her recommendations go forward, it's SO important to find a plastic surgeon you can really trust. She is it! Thank you!

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Dr. Lesley Rabach is simply outstanding! She has a wonderfully warm and caring bedside manner and always takes the time to listen. She is highly regarded as an expert in her field and it shows through her superb clinical acumen. Her office staff are kind, professional, and responsive. I highly recommend seeing Dr. Rabach!

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Chris B.

Dr. Morgan Rabach and her staff provide top tier care and excellent service. Dr. Rabach is well-versed in the latest research. She made lots of time to discuss my dermatological history (what’s worked, what hasn’t worked, what hasn’t been tried) and all the available treatments to find the best path forward. She didn’t settle - pushing to make sure I got the best results possible. Would recommend without any reservations!

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I have been seeing both Dr. Lesley & Dr. Morgan now for almost about three years now. Each time is better than the last. I trust them for natural results & they always deliver. What I value most is that they are never pushy! Always open, honest, and they are just overall good people.

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Dr Morgan and her staff are very warm and efficient professionals. She provided me with straightforward answers on three different concerns and more importantly, found the adequate treatment for me right away. A well staffed and organized team! Highly recommended.

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