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One of the strongest muscles in the face is the masseter muscle, which is responsible for moving the lower jaw. Running from the cheekbone down to the mandible or lower jaw, it also impacts the shape of the face. When the masseter muscles become overdeveloped, they can create a wider, square jaw. This can make the face more masculine, which may not be desirable for women and even some men.

To reduce the size of the masseter muscle to create a narrower jaw, non-surgical cosmetic treatments can be performed. At City Facial Plastics, we offer non-surgical masseter reductions at our clinic in Manhattan. While jaw alterations can be performed through surgery, reducing the size of the masseter muscles is often performed with a non-invasive treatment that only requires a quick office visit. Dr. Gary Linkov is our experienced facial plastic surgeon who can perform either a surgical or non-surgical masseter reduction. If a non-invasive approach will achieve the results desired, Dr. Linkov is quick to recommend that treatment plan instead of surgery.

Botox Injections for Masseter Reduction

One of the most effective treatments to reduce the size of the jaw muscles are Botox® injections. Often, the masseter muscles become larger due to over-contraction of the jaw muscles. Clenching the jaw or teeth grinding (bruxism) at night can overdevelop the masseter muscles. By using Botox injections, the muscles can be relaxed, allowing them to shrink in size. To achieve the desired results, a series of Botox treatments may be needed. However, unlike Botox treatment for wrinkles, once the masseter muscles shrink, it is not always necessary to continue Botox injections to maintain results.

If your jaw has become wider and squared, masseter reduction can restore a more feminine heart or oval face shape. Contact City Facial Plastics in NYC to learn more about masseter reduction and to schedule your consultation with Dr. Linkov.

What Dr. Linkov's Patients Say
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Alla K.

Dr. Linkov is really good and so easy to talk to, thank you!

Tyler D.

Thank you so much for your time, Dr. Linkov, appreciate the extra attention!

Elizabeth G.

Everything you would want in a physician - extremely thorough, thoughtful, intelligent, a great listener, and pays extreme attention to detail.

Carolina F.

Dr. Linkov is the best!!! He is extremely professional and knowledgeable!!! I recommend Dr. Linkov 100%.

Alex S.

Dr. Gary is a true professional with great eye and bedside manner. He’s the one I refer my family, patients and friends to.

Suzy S.

Highly recommend! Dr. Gary helped me with painful lip scar tissue after an accidental fall a year earlier. I’ve known Gary for 20 years and since the first day knowing him he’s grown as a medical professional with an innate sense of detail and kind demeanor. Excellent client follow up and post treatment care.

Marina S.

Dr. Gary is a fantastic NYC plastic surgeon who treats me and to whom I would recommend all my friends and family. He has a very conservative approach to fillers and I was extremely impressed with the way he filled my nasolabial lines that had been bothering me for years. It was painless, and I did not experience any bruising at all. Getting this done gave me so much confidence - I wish I worked with him years ago!

Rachel G.

Wow is all I can say! Fantastic doctor that gives you an extremely pleasant, professional, and realistic experience. Would highly recommend and give 6 stars if I could.