Jaw Definition

A wide jaw is often the result of an oversized masseter muscle and an enlarged mandible. This is the muscle within your jaw that allows the jaw to move up and down and chew your food. This muscle can develop through constant use, for example, bruxism (excessive teeth grinding), clenching teeth or even chewing gum. If the muscle is congenital then the wide jaw will be apparent throughout life but can get larger as the patient gets older.

A wide jaw can be a symbol of masculinity, which for some women can cause problems as they are concerned about wanting to appear more feminine, softer and have a slimmer jawline and heart-shaped face.

At Hunar Clinic, we can use Botulinum Toxin Type A injections to relax the overdeveloped masseter muscle, which in turn will soften the patients silhouette and re-shape the face, but the patient may need other treatments like chin and cheek fillers to help give the face a more youthful appearance. This treatment though will not affect the mandible as it is bone, not muscle.

This treatment is a safe alternative to invasive surgery and is temporary, so a patient will need on-going sessions every three to four months to maintain the smooth and soft appearance.

For more information on jawline slimming, book an appointment with Dr Prerna Mittal to see if your face is suitable for this type of treatment.

*Patients experiences will vary dependent on age, lifestyle and medical history


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