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I have large jaw muscles and I want to slim it, but is there a way without botox?

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Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
9 doctors agree

In brief: Masseter Hypertrophy

Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle.
People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however.

In brief: Masseter Hypertrophy

Enlarged masseter muscles can be treated with Botox to help reduce, over time, the bulk of the muscle.
People who have a primary problem of clenching their jaw or grinding their teeth, may want to seek advice from a dentist to be fit for a night guard to help prevent this. I don't know of any other good interventions, however.
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
Dr. Jeffrey Pollard
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Dr. Larry Nichter
Cosmetic Surgery
4 doctors agree

In brief: Large Jaw Muscles

Botox or other neuromodulator injection is the most non invasive treatment.
The other option is surgery.

In brief: Large Jaw Muscles

Botox or other neuromodulator injection is the most non invasive treatment.
The other option is surgery.
Dr. Larry Nichter
Dr. Larry Nichter
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Dr. James Kurley
Surgery - Plastics
4 doctors agree

In brief: Not really

Botox is a relatively simple way to reduce jaw muscle fullness.

In brief: Not really

Botox is a relatively simple way to reduce jaw muscle fullness.
Dr. James Kurley
Dr. James Kurley
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Dr. Suzanne Galli
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
3 doctors agree

In brief: Jaw slimming

The other alternative is surgery.

In brief: Jaw slimming

The other alternative is surgery.
Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Dr. James Sunwoo
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
3 doctors agree

In brief: Large Jaw Muscles

If botox is not giving you the results you anticipated, there are a couple of surgical options.
Keep in mind, this will begin a discussion which hopefully you will continue with a surgeon experienced in these types of procedures. Reduction of the muscle itself (masseter) is one option, and also reduction of the underlying bone (mandible contouring) is another option. Usually done in conjunction.

In brief: Large Jaw Muscles

If botox is not giving you the results you anticipated, there are a couple of surgical options.
Keep in mind, this will begin a discussion which hopefully you will continue with a surgeon experienced in these types of procedures. Reduction of the muscle itself (masseter) is one option, and also reduction of the underlying bone (mandible contouring) is another option. Usually done in conjunction.
Dr. James Sunwoo
Dr. James Sunwoo
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Dr. Francisco Agullo
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Unknown

The only known way, to date, is with Botox or other botulinum toxins.

In brief: Unknown

The only known way, to date, is with Botox or other botulinum toxins.
Dr. Francisco Agullo
Dr. Francisco Agullo
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Dr. Louis Gallia
Surgery - Oral & Maxillofacial
2 doctors agree

In brief: Prevention

Most "large jaw muscles" are secondary to bruxism. See a TMJ expert.
If you can control the bruxism, the muscle size will decrease without other treatment.

In brief: Prevention

Most "large jaw muscles" are secondary to bruxism. See a TMJ expert.
If you can control the bruxism, the muscle size will decrease without other treatment.
Dr. Louis Gallia
Dr. Louis Gallia
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Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management
2 doctors agree

In brief: Masseter hypertrophy

Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, idiopathic condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally.
Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, pain psychology (CBT) and injection of very small doses of botulinum toxin type A.

In brief: Masseter hypertrophy

Masseteric hypertrophy is a relatively uncommon, idiopathic condition that can occur unilaterally or bilaterally.
Non-surgical modalities of treatment include tranquilizers or muscle relaxants, pain psychology (CBT) and injection of very small doses of botulinum toxin type A.
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin
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Dr. Darryl Blinski
Nifertiti Lift or BOTOX to Masseter muscle complex is a true expert BOTOX injecting MD treatment. Be careful out there. Fee from $1,500.
Dr. H. William Song
Aesthetic Medicine
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Not really

Botox is very effective for this.
It is a very common procedure in asia where large jaw muscles are considered unattractive. It is not fda approved for this indication so treatment would be considered "off label.".

In brief: Not really

Botox is very effective for this.
It is a very common procedure in asia where large jaw muscles are considered unattractive. It is not fda approved for this indication so treatment would be considered "off label.".
Dr. H. William Song
Dr. H. William Song
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Dr. Mike Bowman
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Jaw reduction

Botox is a wonderful way to reduce a strong jawline due to prominent jaw muscles.
Other than botox, surgery is the only other way to address the area. If Botox is appropriate, i would try that first, and consider surgery only if your desired results can't be obtained.

In brief: Jaw reduction

Botox is a wonderful way to reduce a strong jawline due to prominent jaw muscles.
Other than botox, surgery is the only other way to address the area. If Botox is appropriate, i would try that first, and consider surgery only if your desired results can't be obtained.
Dr. Mike Bowman
Dr. Mike Bowman
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