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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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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!

Justin G.

Dr. Cerrati is AMAZING at what he does! He is very professional, personable, and always makes sure you are comfortable during your procedures. After seeing 3 other physicians and having procedures done to help open my nasal passages, Dr. Cerrati came up with a different solution that actually worked. He is very meticulous and precise with all of his work and my facial injections were nearly painless. He does great work, I highly recommend!

Dustee L.

Dr. Cerrati, Nani and the entire staff made my day today! I put my wallet on the hood of my car and drove off with it there on my way to my appointment this morning. By the time I realized what I had done my wallet was long gone. I ended up being 20 minutes late for my appointment (which I absolutely hate) and the staff was nothing but understanding and so so nice when I told them what happened. It was my first experience in the office but absolutely not my last! Not only am I impressed with the way I was treated but they did an amazing job!! My appointment was short and sweet with a job well done and I couldn't help but leave with happy tears in my eyes. Kind people are the best!!!

Hunter G.

Dr. Cerrati is absolutely amazing! I was so happy with my fillers that I received. Definitely will be returning to him again! I trust him and recommended him 100% to all my family and friends. He always does his best to make sure his patients come out with the best possible outcome!