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Masseter reduction refers to a jaw reduction procedure where the lower muscle of the face, the masseter muscle, is reduced in size or prominence. Patients who desire a softer facial shape, mostly females who feel they have a manly appearance, can enjoy a rounder, smoother facial appearance and improved facial balance. In some cases, an overly large masseter muscle can cause pain or other discomfort that even radiates to other surrounding tissues. Reducing the size of this muscle can eliminate this discomfort.

While many are simply born with a larger lower jaw muscle, some personal habits can contribute to an enlarged jaw muscle. Excessive gum chewing, habitually chewing hard items like ice or tougher meats can all lead to an enlarged masseter muscle. Stress can lead to bruxism (nighttime teeth grinding) which can cause an enlarged masseter muscle and localized pain. In severe cases, surgery can reduce the size of this jaw formation and muscle to provide permanent relief from symptoms. Dr. Eric Cerrati is a facial plastic and reconstructive surgeon who can perform this surgery if needed.

Non-Surgical Masseter Reduction with Botox®

There is also a non-surgical technique for reducing an overly large jawline using Botox®. This popular neuromodulator injectable weakens the masseter muscle over time, reducing its size and activity and creating a more rounded contour to the lower jawline. Patients typically notice a softening of the masseter muscle by one week and noticeable changes to the jawline by six weeks. This treatment can produce long-term benefits, but not permanent changes. Injections can be repeated as needed for continued treatment.

Dr. Cerrati is an expert cosmetic enhancement professional with extensive knowledge about using injectables, including neuromodulators like Botox. Neuromodulators are not fillers, as they restrict the nerve signals to an area to lessen the movement of a muscle. Popular to erase wrinkles and hard lines on the face, this use of Botox has seen wide success, especially since it requires no surgery or downtime.

Contact our practice now to arrange your masseter reduction consultation with Dr. Cerrati at his Salt Lake City or South Jordan offices.

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PATIENT REVIEWS 5.0

Based on 32 reviews
Ling W.

Eric is such a great doctor! He treated me as family and was very thorough and diligent. I was very nervous but he made me feel comfortable at all times especially when undertaking a 7 hour surgery. I flew in all the way from the East Coast to see him as I heard he was the best in his field. His staff is friendly and caring. You can tell he has a good heart. I recommend!

Elizabeth M.

I am one month out from my procedure with Dr. Cerrati and could not be happier with my results. From my initial inquiry to today, both the doctor and the staff could not have been more helpful. Dr. Cerrati has a wonderful team that makes scheduling, payments, and follow up questions easy. The doctor himself is attentive, happy to answer questions and did a great job of listening to my concerns and ideas, while presenting his professional opinion in a respectful and helpful way. My recovery was a breeze, thanks to his careful techniques. At just one month, I am seeing a drastic improvement in both form and function. So thankful to have Dr. Cerrati based in my home of Utah, but I would have traveled across the country to see him!

Cinaman A.

Dr. Cerrati performed a facelift (w/ neck tightening), upper and lower blepharoplasty, and CO2 laser resurfacing for me in February 2021. I’m 3.5 months post op and the results have exceeded all my expectations; beyond what I ever could have imagined. I experienced minimal pain, swelling and bruising, after my 8 hour surgery and was ready to be seen in public in less than 10 days. Dr. Cerrati and his team are without question, second to none in their field. I have been treated with nothing but the utmost professionalism, compassion, patience, kindness and unconditional support from the beginning of my journey to today. Any questions or concerns I have ever expressed have ALWAYS been given the utmost respect and Dr. Cerrati pays attention to every detail in his patient care. His artistic talent and surgical skills are remarkable. In my opinion, he is a truly gifted plastic surgeon. The best you’ll find in the industry. If you’re considering any facial plastics procedures, Dr. Cerrati, and his team, is the place to come, even if it means traveling to do so. Thank you so much for changing my life for the better and giving me back my self confidence that I was sure I’d lost forever.

Christina A.

Choosing Dr. Cerrati to perform my rhinoplasty was the best decision I ever made! I had consultations with many other surgeons and he was who I felt most comfortable with. He really listened to what I wanted and made it look very natural. He fixed my deviated septum and performed some cosmetic work. My recovery was such an easy process! I had 0 pain and minimal bruising. I love the outcome of my nose, both functionally and structurally. I highly recommend Dr. Cerrati, you wont regret it.

Kiera B.

Working with Dr. Cerrati and his assistant Hailey, has been the most wonderful experience! It is clear Dr. Cerrati cares about helping you achieve your dreams and Hailey is the sweetest, most helpful & awesome gal ever! They both spent so much time listening and understanding exactly what I wanted done with my nose and forehead and spent time making sure I was cared for and heard. I love my results and am so happy that I chose to go with this team. I plan to continue using them for my lip and cheek injection and suggesting them to all my friends moving forward- I am soo happy I found them!

Heather J.

I would highly recommend Dr. Cerrati based on my experience with both him and his office staff. He is very professional and a perfectionist When it comes to his patients results. I researched several surgeons, and ultimately decided on Dr. Cerrati based on his reviews and before and after pictures. One month post rhinoplasty, I am no longer self conscious. I’m loving my results ( and I’m very picky) . If anyone is worried , rest assured you Will love Dr. Cerrati and his staff!

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