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Dr. Inglefield

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Square Jaw Reduction London

YOUR QUESTIONS

While a square jawline, enlargement of Masseter muscle, is distinctly masculine and desirable in male patients, female patients seek a softer more feminized facial shape which is more oval and gives a more gentle graceful jawline.
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YOUR QUESTIONS

Q: What is Square Jaw Reduction, botulinum toxin injections, Non surgical treatment for large masseter muscle?
A: The square jaw associated with large masseter muscle, hypertrophy, gives a square masculine appearance. By using Botulinum toxin injections to relax the masseter muscle, a more attractive oval or heart shaped face can achieved.

Q: How is the Square Jaw Reduction, botulinum toxin injections, Non surgical treatment for large masseter muscle performed?
A: Initial consultation will determine the goals of treatment, make note of any associated abnormalities or asymmetries and plan the optimum treatment to achieve the ideal result in each patient. Treatment is carried out in the out-patient setting and takes 10 – 15 minutes.

Q: Will the treatment be painful / cause bruising after Square Jaw Reduction, botulinum toxin injections, Non-surgical treatment for large masseter muscle?
A: Minimal discomfort is expected during the treatment and no bruising should occur with the careful technique used.

Q: When will results be seen following Square Jaw Reduction, botulinum toxin injections, Non-surgical treatment for large masseter muscle?

 

A: Botulinum toxin starts to be effective in 5 – 7 days reaching a peak at 14 days. Most patients notice a softening of the masseter muscles at 2 weeks and improvement in facial shape / square jaw at 4 – 6 weeks.

Q: How long will the result of Square Jaw Reduction, botulinum toxin injections, Non-surgical treatment for large masseter muscle treatment last?
A: Most improvement will last for approximately 3 months after initial treatment. In order to achieve the ideal result it is recommended to repeat the treatment every 3 months for 3 – 5 treatments. After 12 – 18 months it is necessary then to maintain the improvement with additional treatments every 6 – 12 months.

Q: What causes masseter muscle hypertrophy, square jaw?
A: Enlargement, hypertrophy of the masseter muscles can result from; excessive gum chewing, chewing hard or tough foods or stress causing grinding of the teeth ( bruxism). Occassionally, enlargement of the bone at the angle of the jaw will be a factor.

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Mr. Christopher Inglefield BSc, MBBS, FRCS(Plast) was born in Trinidad, West Indies, and obtained his Medical Degree from the University of the West Indies in Jamaica and Trinidad in 1985.

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